About Dental Cleanings
Even with a consistent home oral maintenance routine, including brushing, flossing, and using fluoride, bacteria and plaque can still exist around the teeth. This can create bacterial infections, cavities, and gum disease and other conditions. To make sure the teeth keep healthy, clean, and free of infection, Erie, CO residents should have a dental exam and cleaning about twice a year at Vista Ridge Dental Care with our dentists. This is often called a prophylaxis, which is a scale and polish procedure. During a dental cleaning and exam, our dentists will use examination and cleaning devices to delicately remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished to remove stains and any necessary dental treatments such as fillings for cavities will be discussed. Bi-annual dental examination and cleaning treatments are essential for creating a healthy, long-term smile.
"I've been using them for 6 years now, and always get excellent care and advice. I went in for a teeth cleaning, and the hygienist took the time to explain what she was seeing, and then did an outstanding and thorough job of cleaning my teeth. Everyone has always been extremely friendly over the years."- B.D. / Google / May 03, 2019
"Everyone is always friendly and helpful."- K.B. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Just gotta say so far this place is amazing! I had taken my daughter to another dentist to get a quote for some dental work and it was outrageous! Quoted me almost 2000. I took the same quote to Vista ridge and had them evaluate her teeth and I'm only paying $15. They are super friendly and really want to help. Thank you!"- J.B. / Yelp / Apr 27, 2019
"Got in earlier than expect and was done just as fast. Friendly people!"- D.C. / Google / Apr 24, 2019
"The staff at Vista Ridge Dental is very professional and kind. We enjoy going there!"- M.T. / Google / Apr 03, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are usually performed without pain, but if the person has a sensitive mouth, a numbing treatment can be given. Also, if the patient has issues getting through the cleaning process due to trouble relaxing, light sedation options are also given at Vista Ridge Dental Care. A cleaning appointment starts with an ultrasonic device that makes it easier to break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use an instrument such as a scaling tool to scale away build-up from the gumline and enamel. The next step is to brush and polish the enamel. Flossing and a fluoride treatment usually completes the cleaning process.
When the teeth are cleaned and polished, our dentists may complete an oral assessment to look for warnings of any oral conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. To ensure the teeth keep healthy, patients should continue to perform an at-home oral care routine of brushing and flossing the teeth daily. Patients should discuss their next dental appointment at Vista Ridge Dental Care while leaving the office, generally for 6 months later.
Given that a professional dental cleaning bi-annually is considered a relevant preventative care service, most dental insurance companies will cover mostly all of the fees. Vista Ridge Dental Care will check with each patient's insurance policy to determine their personal cost before billing the patient directly. Anyone without insurance can talk about financing programs through Vista Ridge Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you disregard your regular dental cleaning, the possibility of additional dental concerns could happen. To attain your healthiest smile, get a professional dental cleaning at Vista Ridge Dental Care in Erie, CO with our dentists. Regular dental cleanings keep your mouth clean and get rid of plaque and tartar. This stops oral disease and concerns and keeps your mouth stain-free and bright.