Dental Exams and Cleanings

For a Healthy Mouth

From what to expect during your appointment to tips on maintaining optimal oral health, read about routine dental exams and teeth cleanings here.

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A beautiful, healthy smile can do wonders for your self-confidence and oral health. By keeping up with routine dental cleanings and exams, our De Pere dentist can help ensure that your oral health is in pristine condition and help you prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems.

Our De Pere dentist, Dr. Chad Yenchesky, is committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. To schedule a teeth cleaning at Fox View Dental, contact our dental office today by calling (920) 336-4201.

Why Dr. Yenchesky Recommends Routine Dental Exams and Teeth Cleanings

When it comes to maintaining optimal oral health, regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are a must. At Fox View Dental in De Pere, WI, we recommend that patients schedule dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months.

These appointments provide an opportunity for Dr. Yenchesky to examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. They also give our hygienists a chance to remove any built-up plaque and tartar that daily brushing and flossing may have missed.

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What Are Dental Cleanings?

Dental cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, are routine procedures done by dental professionals to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. By visiting our dentist in De Pere, WI, twice a year for dental cleanings, you can keep your smile sparkling and prevent oral health problems from arising. Maintaining optimal oral health is an essential part of preventing gum disease and tooth decay.

The Routine Dental Exam Process

During a dental exam at Fox View Dental, Dr. Yenchesky will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This exam may involve:

  • Checking for signs of decay or cavities
  • Examining your gums for signs of gum disease
  • Checking for signs of oral cancer
  • Evaluating your bite and jaw alignment
  • Taking X-rays to check for hidden dental problems

Dental Cleaning Benefits

Keeping up with professional dental cleanings offers several benefits, including:

  • Prevents cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems
  • Early detection of dental problems
  • Helps maintain overall health
  • Promotes fresher breath
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Types of Dental Cleanings

Routine Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are the most common and are recommended for those with good oral health. During a regular dental cleaning, our dentist or dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar buildup on the surface of your teeth. It’s a quick process that shouldn’t take longer than one hour.

This type of cleaning is typically done twice a year as part of routine dental health care.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleanings, is recommended for those with moderate-to-severe gum disease. During a scaling and root planing treatment, our dentist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line. They’ll also smooth out the roots of your teeth to prevent future buildup.

In many cases, one or two sessions of scaling and root planing can reverse the effects of gum disease and prevent it from progressing into further stages.

Periodontal Maintenance

A periodontal maintenance cleaning is done after scaling and root planing to maintain the health of the gums. During periodontal maintenance, our dentist will remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated since your last deep cleaning. This type of cleaning is typically done every three to four months for patients with gum disease.

Gross Debridement

Gross debridement cleaning isn’t your typical dental cleaning. It’s done to remove plaque and tartar that’s built up too excessively for routine teeth cleaning. This type of dental cleaning is necessary when there’s so much buildup, making it difficult for the dentist to perform a thorough oral examination. The gums may be swollen, and the buildup must be removed before a prophylaxis or dental exam can be completed.

Who Needs Dental Cleanings?

Everyone should receive a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, even if they have good oral hygiene habits. Even if you brush and floss your teeth well, some areas are hard to clean properly at home. Those areas will often accumulate plaque and tartar and they should be removed as soon as possible.

Those with underlying dental issues or a history of gum disease may require more frequent teeth cleanings. Our De Pere dentist will inform you how often you should come in for routine dental cleanings.

Dental Cleaning Costs

On average, a dental cleaning will cost around $125. However, the costs of your dental cleaning will fluctuate depending on certain factors, including:

  1. Your location: The cost of dental care is generally higher in urban areas than in rural areas.
  2. The type of dental cleaning: A routine cleaning is less expensive than a deep cleaning, which is necessary for people with gum disease.
  3. The experience and training of the dentist: More experienced dentists typically charge more than less experienced dentists.
  4. Your dental insurance: If you have dental insurance, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost of a dental cleaning.

Contact our dental team today by calling (920) 336-4201 for more information.

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Dr. Chad Yenchesky

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Our Exceptional Dentist for Routine Teeth Cleanings

Our dentist will recommend the best type of dental cleaning for you during your exam. Teeth cleanings, regardless of the type, are essential for maintaining good oral health and avoiding dental problems in the future.

Contact our dentist in De Pere today by calling (920) 336-4201 to schedule your appointment!