What are dental cleanings?
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important for you to have a dental cleaning at Michaela Tozzi, DMD twice a year. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup while polishing your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. During your cleaning, you can get tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and discover any areas that need extra attention. A professional dental cleaning will give cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi the opportunity to check for any issues in your mouth that might require treatment. Having a dental cleaning is a vital part of keeping up your oral health so make an appointment at our office if you live in Henderson or near Las Vegas, NV.
What Are The Benefits Of A Dental Cleaning?
There are several benefits of dental cleaning, including:
- Prevention of gum disease
- Early detection of dental issues
- Prevention of tartar and plaque build up
- Maintenance of a healthy smile
- Prevention of bad breath
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Dr. Tozzi and her team were great as always. I was seen at my appointment time with no waiting in the lobby, my cleaning was great, and they explained what I needed to get done. Highly recommend."- T.H. / Yelp / Nov 07, 2019
"Dr Tozzi and her team are amazing. I hadn’t been to the dentist in about 4 years I was embarrassed because of missing and broken teeth I also had a lot of jaw pain because of my missing teeth so I had to break down and find a great dentist. Thank goodness I came here the staff is super friendly and caring they all make you feel at ease. I’m always greeted with a warm smile by the receptionists. Dr Tozzi is very professional warm hearted and friendly she understood my needs and came up with a plan that will give me back my smile. I am new to Las Vegas and researched all the dentists in the area I am glad I found her. The hygienist who did my teeth cleaning is the sweetest gal every time I go in she takes the time to tell me hello. All of the staff is very knowledgeable and make you feel comfortable. I am in the first stage of getting my smile back we started with partials which really looked great I can’t wait to finish the rest my teeth. Thank you Dr Tozzi and team"- T.G. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2020
"11/10/20 Update:Since my last appointment, Dr. Tozzi has been working with me on my dental journey. She has done everything from fixing another dentist previous work, improving my dental hygiene, teeth whitening & even a little cosmetic work to even out my front teeth.Every step of the way, Dr. Tozzi & her team have been amazing! They’re warm, welcoming & treat you like friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Michaela Tozzi for all of your dental needs, she’s absolutely the best!"- D.L. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2020
"I’m so Happy to have found Dr. Tozzi.I had a dental emergency and her staff was very helpful over the phone and they were able to get me in to see her quickly.She explained the treatment needed thoroughly and getting it all taken care of has been easy.I am most impressed with how gentle she is when working on me, a definite plus.I have been back in for a cleaning and found her hygienist to be quick, efficient and to also have a gentle touch.I’m very pleased with my overall experience and have enjoyed looking forward to my Dental appointments.I would Highly recommend Dr. Tozzi’s office to anyone looking for great dental care and a kind, caring staff."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 17, 2020
"Dental cleanings are very easy and thorough (Debbie). Dr Tozzi is very professional and easy to talk to and explains all details. I highly recommend"- J.M. / Healthgrades / Apr 03, 2022
Who should receive a dental cleaning?
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that patients have professional dental cleanings twice a year. Children should have their first visit to the dentist before they turn one and after that, Dr. Tozzi can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning can prevent cavities, remove tartar, and address unwanted stains. If you would like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your oral health, and save money in the long run, schedule a dental cleaning at Michaela Tozzi, DMD.
What Can I Expect at my visit?
A comprehensive dental cleaning will start by addressing the plaque and tartar deposits on your enamel, which is hard to treat on your own with daily brushing and flossing alone. Professional equipment is used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. To begin, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, a fine handheld instrument, like a scaler or curette, will be used to remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be treated individually to get all the plaque and tartar. After the teeth have been scaled, the enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen its surface and remove stains. If requested or needed, a fluoride treatment can be performed after your cleaning to provide extra protection.
How can I maintain my oral care?
Dr. Tozzi may suggest cleanings more often for some patients than others if gingivitis or advanced gum disease is a concern. Some individuals are more prone to these conditions because of genetics, diabetes, or certain medications. Throughout your appointment, Dr. Tozzi or a member of our team can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your needs. These can not only help boost your overall oral health but can save you money in the long run by decreasing the number of times you visit the dentist each year.
Will Insurance Cover it?
A dental cleaning is considered a preventive treatment so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will talk to your provider to confirm your benefits and determine your out-of-pocket cost. If you do not have insurance, we can discuss all the different payments we accept, including flexible financing.
Dental Cleanings FAQs
Do dental cleanings hurt?
No, most patients don't find a dental cleaning painful or uncomfortable, even those with sensitive teeth. Our experienced team can provide a thorough dental cleaning quickly, effectively, and most of all, comfortably. If you have any tenderness or sensitivity after your cleaning, over-the-counter pain relievers are generally enough to keep you comfortable (always consult your physician before taking any medications).
How long does a dental cleaning take?
Dental cleanings are quick and easy. Most dental cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD take about 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the level of plaque and tartar buildup along with your oral health needs. If a more extensive cleaning is necessary, it may last up to an hour.
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
Regular dental cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health. According to the ADA (American Dental Association), most people with good overall oral health should get their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. Patients with oral health concerns, like periodontal disease, or those with certain health conditions (ex: diabetes) may need more frequent health cleanings and dental exams.
Do dental cleanings damage your teeth?
No, they do not. Dental cleanings are necessary to remove stuck-on tartar and plaque that cannot be removed with brushing and flossing alone. When our team uses dental tools to scrape the plaque and tartar from your teeth, it does not damage them because tooth enamel is very strong and durable.
Schedule your dental cleaning
Keep your mouth healthy with biannual dental cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV. Dr. Tozzi and her team work with patients to improve their oral health with professional cleanings to remove stubborn tartar and plaque. As an important part of any proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you from pain and invasive treatments in the long run. Contact our Las Vegas office to schedule an appointment today.
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