Dental Cleaning
in New Lenox, IL

At Lincolnway Dental Associates, there isn’t much we can’t do to give you a healthier smile and a better quality of life. Routine dental cleanings are extremely important, however, because they play a role in preventing cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and other conditions. Your dental hygiene can affect many other aspects of your health; not just your oral health. Our friendly team of dental professionals in New Lenox, IL can provide you with all the care you need to preserve your smile. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice and making you feel right at home!

To make a dental cleaning appointment, call (815) 462-4838.

Dental Cleaning In New Lenox Il

What’s Included in a Dental Cleaning?

A typical dental cleaning appointment usually involves:

  • Checking the teeth for cavities
  • Scaling and root planing to remove hardened tartar and bacteria below the gum line
  • Brushing and polishing the teeth
  • Applying fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel
  • Dental X-rays
  • Sealants (if needed)

Are Dental Cleanings Painful?

Your dental cleaning should not be painful at all, though some tenderness along the gum line might be expected following scaling and root planing. At Lincolnway Dental Associates, we know that a routine visit to the dentist can be quite stressful for some, which is why we’re always highly attentive to our patients’ needs. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, don’t hesitate to let us know, and we’ll do all we can to adjust your treatment and help you feel more at ease!

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How Often Should I have My Teeth Cleaned?

Overall, we recommend having your teeth cleaned and examined every 6 months, or twice per year. This is the best option for keeping tartar and harmful oral bacteria at bay, and preventing cavities and the onset of gum disease. Most dental insurance policies cover 2 dental cleanings per year, so be sure to take advantage of that if you’re insured.

Why You Should have Your Teeth Cleaned Every 6 Months

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is extremely important, but once plaque or tartar has formed on the teeth, it’s impossible to remove without a dental hygienist’s help. Additionally, you may have tartar below your gum line, which can’t be reached or removed with a tooth brush. While seeing your dentist twice a year might feel like a chore, know that you’re also fending off cavities, gingivitis, and tooth decay and will have a better quality of life in later years as a result.

We would love to answer any questions you have about our dental cleaning services. To speak with our team, just call (815) 462-4838 today!