Professional Dental Cleanings (Bi-Annual Prophylaxis) – Washington, D.C.

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Overview

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to have a professional cleaning at Ingber Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual professional cleaning eliminates plaque and tartar that has built up while polishing your enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your appointment, you can get tips on better home oral care and learn if there are any areas that need more attention. A professional cleaning will give Dr. Kenneth Ingber and his team of dental professionals the opportunity to look for any issues in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a professional cleaning is a vital part of maintaining your oral health so schedule appointments for your family at our Washington, D.C. office.

Best Candidates

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people schedule professional dental cleanings twice each year. Infants should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, we will help you determine when your child is ready for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you would like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your oral health, and save money in the long run, schedule a professional cleaning for your whole family at Ingber Dental.

What To Expect

Your dental cleaning will start by removing the plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth, which can be hard to treat on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Advanced tools are used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. To start, an ultrasonic device loosens bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, a fine handheld instrument, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove the remaining pieces. Each tooth needs to be scaled to get all the buildup. Once the teeth are clean, the enamel will be polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment may be done after the cleaning.

Follow-Up

Our dental team may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with concerns, like gum disease. During your treatment, we can help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your needs. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so make sure you schedule and go to your dental cleanings at Ingber Dental.

Insurance Coverage

A professional cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your dental insurance to determine your specific coverage and then bill for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to our financial team about different payments we accept, including medical financing.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings twice each year at Ingber Dental in Washington, D.C. Our team works with patients to improve their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove built-up tartar and plaque. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a dental cleaning can save you from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to schedule appointments for yourself and your family.

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