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What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

March 18, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Ellen Babor
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Regular dental visits are a vital part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. The professional cleaning you receive in a dental office removes plaque and tartar that you would be impossible to remove at home with your toothbrush and floss, which is one reason why professional dental cleanings are so important. 

When you visit Northpark Dental for a dental cleaning, we will begin by examining your mouth carefully, checking for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. You will also be screened for oral cancer.

Afterward, one of our friendly dental hygienists will thoroughly but gently clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar with special tools before brushing and flossing your teeth for you. 

If x-rays are needed, we will take x-rays of your teeth to give our dentists the best view of your oral health. We also may apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth. Fluoride can help protect your teeth from cavities. 

If we find any developing dental problems during your dental cleaning, we will discuss the findings with you and offer treatment options. Dr. Phan and Dr. Babor are always happy to answer questions about potential treatments.

Our New Patient Special

Since we know how important regular dental cleanings are to your oral health, we offer a new patient special to make your new patient visit even more affordable. 

Our $89 new patient special includes a dental cleaning, a full set of x-rays, and a thorough exam. After this first appointment, you will leave with a cleaner, healthier smile and a plan to improve your oral health. 

Affordable Dental Cleaning in Urbandale, IA

At Northpark Dental, we provide affordable dental cleanings to help our patients prevent cavities and other dental issues. We recommend dental exams and cleanings every six months for most patients, which helps us track your dental health and provide early intervention for any developing dental problems.

If we have another cleaning and exam schedule in mind, such as extra appointments to monitor gum disease, we will create a customized cleaning schedule for you. 

Reach out to our dental team today to schedule your new patient appointment. We are here to help you with your dental care, and we look forward to meeting you!

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