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What Is Included in a Dental Cleaning?

March 26, 2021
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Posted By: Centre Family Dentistry Staff
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In our Fort Collins dental office, we provide thorough dental cleanings to patients as part of their oral healthcare routine. We recommend a dental exam and cleaning at least every six months to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth. 

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

During your routine dental cleaning, Dr. Jordan Humbert, our experienced dentist, will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, checking for any signs of inflammation, decay, or disease. He will ask you about any changes you’re aware of in your oral health or your oral hygiene routine, and he’ll answer any questions you have for him. 

One of our friendly dental hygienists performs your gentle but comprehensive cleaning. Our professional dental cleanings offer you a more intense cleaning than you can accomplish on your own at home, removing plaque and tartar that you wouldn’t be able to remove with a toothbrush or floss. Removing plaque and tartar keeps your teeth healthier while preventing the development of gum disease. 

During your cleaning, our hygienist will evaluate you for gum disease. We do this by measuring the depths of pockets between your teeth and gums. If we find any signs of decay or gum disease during your cleaning and exam, Dr. Humbert will discuss a treatment plan with you, providing clear explanations for any necessary procedures so you can make the most informed choices about your dental care.

Why Are Cleanings Important?

It is always easier to prevent a problem than to fix it! This is a fact in many parts of our lives, but it is especially true when it comes to the health of our teeth and gums.

Dental cleanings are the most effective way to prevent advanced dental problems, which may require invasive and expensive procedures to fix. With regular cleanings and exams, we can catch any developing oral health problems early on, allowing us to treat them as conservatively as possible. 

Dental cleanings also give us a chance to get to know you better, building a better dentist-patient relationship, and the visit allows us to answer any questions. 

Friendly Dentist in Fort Collins, CO

As a friendly, skilled dentist in Fort Collins, Dr. Humbert loves seeing patients for regular exams. He knows regular cleanings are the best way to help his patients achieve excellent oral health. 

To schedule your dental cleaning at Centre Family Dentistry, reach out to our helpful team today. Dr. Humbert and the rest of our dedicated staff look forward to helping you maintain your oral health. You will leave our office with healthier, cleaner teeth!

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