Human teeth are extremely strong! In fact, the enamel that acts as a protective shield to the soft inner core of your teeth can withstand quite a lot of damage before you may notice anything. Teeth are built to last a lifetime, which is why teeth can survive years of neglect before alerting the body with even a twinge of pain. The American Dental Association recommends getting a cleaning every 3-6 months, and they make that suggestion with the longevity and health of your teeth in mind.
Why do I need cleanings so often?
If you are having a hard time remembering when you had your last cleaning, exam, and check-up, today is the day to schedule your next appointment with the dentist. The ADA suggests getting a cleaning every 3-6 months because that’s how quickly things can change in your mouth. A clean, healthy mouth can start to form decay that will leave irreversible damage in just 6 months. If you have gum disease or weak enamel, your mouth will need an exam sooner than every 6 months.
What Can I Expect at My Dental Cleaning?
Whether you have dental insurance or not, your next dental cleaning will give you peace of mind and a lasting fresh feeling in your mouth! Cleanings begin with a hygienist flossing and polishing your teeth. He or she will scrape your teeth of tartar and check your enamel for any soft spots. Most cleanings will finish with a professional fluoride treatment that will strengthen and protect your teeth for up to six months. At Platinum Dental Care, your cleaning and exam will also include an x-ray in order to ensure no problems are lurking below your gumline. The dentist will double check your cleaning and go over any problems that he or the hygienist may have detected.
How Should I Prepare for My Dental Cleaning?
Your dental cleaning should be a relaxing and pain-free experience. Aside from bringing your ID and insurance card, the only thing you need to do to prepare for a dental cleaning is to think about any questions you may have for the doctor. Any time with the dentist is valuable and important, take advantage by writing down any thougts you may have in preparing for your cleaning. Your dentist may ask about your brushing and cleaning habits just to ensure that you are confident in your brushing and flossing technique.
What Does My Dental Insurance Include?
Although coverage varies from plan to plan, dental cleanings are almost always covered by dental insurance as preventative care. At Platinum Dental Care, we work with all dental insurances. Whether you have insurance or not, call today to schedule your appointment. We offer deals and cash discounts for patients with no insurance.
At Platinum Dental Care, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care and customer service for our patients. In fact, we want earn the trust of each patient through personalized care adapted to their individual needs. For this reason, we provide advanced technology to address even the toughest of dental concerns. Whether you need a simple cleaning or filling or advanced prosthetic dental work, we will take care of you! Here is a comprehensive list of the services we offer to our patients:
1.) Pediatric Care
We have a pediatric dentists that cares for all patients 0-18 years old. Your child may barely have enough teeth to touch one another or they may be preparing to leave home and need one last exam. Whatever stage of life your child or children are in, we will take care of them. Our pediatric office is Dr. Johnson’s Pediatric dental office in Riverton.
If you would like to have all of your children seen in one location, all of our general dental offices offer pediatric services.
2.) General Dentistry
Cleanings, x-rays, and exams are our bread and butter at Platinum Dental Care. We provide the latest technology in order to provide the best and most comprehensive dental care to all of our patients.
With our 3D imaging technology, our doctors at Platinum Dental Care can detect and diagnose in the most efficient and accurate way on earth.
For patients looking to perfect their smiles more quickly and subtly than braces, we offer Invisalign! The way Invisalign works is through the use of clear retainers that alter the position of your teeth over time. We love Invisalign and if you are interested in having a straight smile without braces, talk to one of our doctors!
4.) Root Canals
Our team of oral health professionals includes several endodontists, root canal specialists. This is because we believe in the highest quality of care. Platinum Dental endodontists guarantee their work 100%.
5.) Dental Implants
If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted or replace, the longest lasting and most natural solution is a dental implant. dental implants are formed from a metal post that bonds with the bone under the gums and a ceramic cap that replaces the natural tooth seemlessly in form and function.
6.) Gum Disease
Patients with gum disease can rest assured that they will be treated with the highest possible quality of treatment. Dr. Scott Ferguson , our periodontist, offers deep cleanings and perio aesthetic procedures.
7.) Sleep Apnea
One of the tell-tale signs for people with sleep apnea is waking up tired after a normal or long night’s sleep and needing constant naps to get through the day. Fortunately, our dentists are well-versed in the most recent treatment options for patients suffering from sleep apnea. If you are concerned that sleep apnea may be affecting your sleep, schedule a consultation with any of our Platinum Dental Care dentists.
If you are in need of a partial or full set of dentures, talk to our team today! We do every type of dentures for a fair price.
9.) Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our team of dental professionals can remove wisdom teeth in any situation in the mouth, and can remove them painlessly and quickly.
Whether your teeth are discolored, short, long, poorly situated, or cracked, we have a fix for you! Talk to any of our doctors about what the best treatment is for your individual case and budget.