Dental Cleanings & Checkups in Mukilteo

What is a Dental Cleaning?

Routine cleanings and checkups are essential for optimal oral health. Not only do they prevent problems from occurring by removing plaque and bacteria, they allow the dentist to treat problems in their earliest stages for simple and cost-effective treatments. At Driftwood Dental Studio, our friendly and knowledgeable dental professionals will provide you with the most comprehensive cleanings and checkups along with the guidance needed for exceptional at-home oral healthcare.

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Oral wellbeing is deeply connected to your overall health.

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Our Dental Cleaning and Checkup Procedure

Thorough Cleaning

A professional teeth cleaning by your dentist is comprehensive and thorough. Specialized tools are used to remove plaque and tartar buildup that can’t be treated with at-home care. We’ll also floss between teeth and polish them for a lasting, bright smile. Our team provides expert care during your cleaning and checkup to prevent decay and gum disease for healthy teeth to thrive.

Same-Day Restorations

If any problems are found during your visit, we always try to offer restorative treatments on the same day. Most signs of minor tooth decay can be restored with dental fillings during the visit for prompt, effective solutions. In cases where treatment is more involved, we’ll work with you to schedule a follow-up to get the care you need right away.

Extra Preventative Treatment

At the end of a basic dental cleaning, we may suggest extra preventative treatments to fight off tooth decay and strengthen your teeth. We offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants that can be conveniently administered during your visit for cost-effective protection against tooth decay long after your appointment has ended.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Dental cleanings and checkups are the best time to build a relationship with your dentist. It gives us a chance to get to know our patients and provide personalized treatment plans just for them. We enjoy sharing knowledge with our patients to better their overall health, and we’ll work with your budget and health needs to devise a treatment plan that works best for you.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings

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Improved Appearance

Dental cleanings are huge confidence boosters. With special tools and dental grade products, dentists are able to remove and reverse stains on teeth for a brighter, whiter smile. They’ll also pay special attention to the gum line to keep gums pink and healthy to support your teeth. Your dentist may also make suggestions to keep the appearance of your teeth shining and healthy with further at-home care and oral health habits. For an extra boost, ask us about professional teeth whitening services or schedule a consultation specifically for removing stains and brightening your smile.

Early Problem Detection

If you experience tooth pain or increased sensitivity, a problem might be obvious. Other times, you might not be aware of tooth decay until it has the chance to cause even greater damage. Routine dental cleanings and checkups with our team give peace of mind that any oral health or gum disease issues are caught before they have the chance to spread. Early detection means treatments are less invasive and much more cost-effective while restoring your oral health back to top shape.

Expert Guidance

During your routine checkups, you’ll have an expert team you can rely on for better education and overall oral healthcare. We provide a judgment-free office where any and all questions are welcomed. It’s our goal to ensure you have all the tools you need for a healthy and happy smile both in and out of our office.

Cost-Effective Care

Preventative care is the most cost-effective way to maintain excellent oral health. Cleanings and checkups are foundational ways to prevent problems before they become costly procedures down the road. If any problems are visible, we’ll recommend conservative treatments that maximize your insurance benefits and keep out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. With excellent preventative care, you keep your mouth and your pocketbook healthy and smiling.

Did you know…

25% of adults in the U.S. have at least one cavity.

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Answers to Common Questions about Dental Cleanings & Checkups

How long is a dental cleaning?

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A basic dental cleaning typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes. This gives our team enough time to provide an examination, clear plaque and tartar from the surfaces of teeth and gum line, and provide fluoride treatments or dental sealants if necessary. If further treatment is needed, we’ll try to perform restorative treatments on the same day which may extend the length of your visit.

Does teeth cleaning hurt?

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A typical tooth cleaning is completely painless. Our team performs each task gently and prioritizes patient comfort during each visit. In cases where patients have sensitive teeth or inflamed gums, local anesthesia or sedation dentistry techniques may be applied so visitors can relax and remain pain-free during necessary dental care.

How often should you get your teeth cleaned?

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Patients should visit their dentist for a teeth cleaning and checkup twice a year, typically every six months. If a patient has an increased risk of gum disease or tooth decay, their dentist may recommend they come in more frequently to monitor their situation and prevent further problems from occurring.

How much does a cleaning & checkup cost?

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Preventative dental cleanings and checkups are the most cost-effective ways to maintain healthy teeth. They’re affordable visits that are well worth the investment for their lasting benefits. They’re also the most likely treatments to be covered by dental insurance plans. During your visit, we’ll be glad to cover your dental plan to get the most out of your benefits, and you can visit our insurance & finances page for further information on financing your cleaning.

Did you know…

Save yourself money, time, and future dental pain by keeping up with your preventive care.

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