WHAT IS PROPHYLAXIS?
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to get a professional cleaning at Legacy Dental Care twice a year. Using advanced equipment, a professional cleaning eliminates built-up tartar and plaque and then polishes your teeth for a healthier, brighter smile. During your cleaning, you can get tips on caring for your teeth at home and find out if there are any areas that require extra attention. A dental cleaning will give family dentist Dr. Amanda Darling the opportunity to identify any areas of concern in your mouth that may require further care. Getting a professional dental cleaning is an important step in maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment at our Ballwin, MO office.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"I look forward to seeing the staff and Dr. Darling every time I need to go to the dentist. Professional but fun, they take the time to make sure every member of our family is doing what needs to be done for healthy teeth and gums. So glad we found them!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
"Awesome!!! They are the friendliest, cleanest dental office I have ever been to!!! Staff was awesome! Dental Hygienist AMY was outstanding my teeth haven't ever been so clean"- J.W. / Google / Nov 16, 2020
"Great staff! So friendly and welcoming as you enter and throughout your visit. Dr Darling offers many options when needed and I am thankful to have Carrie N as my dental hygienist each visit. Felt so safe and they are doing everything to feel confident - I am safe."- H.B. / Google / Mar 16, 2021
"Awesome!!! They are the friendliest, cleanest dental office I have ever been to!!! Staff was awesome!Dental Hygienist AMY was outstanding my teeth haven’t ever been so clean"- J.W. / Yelp / Nov 13, 2020
"Always the most friendly staff, great experience from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. My hygienist Amy is always so accommodating to making sure I’m comfortable while I’m there. She is very personable and makes her patients feel at ease. Dr. Darling and staff are the best I’ve ever experienced!!"- C. / Healthgrades / May 27, 2021
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TEETH CLEANING?
Your dental cleaning will begin by addressing the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, which is hard to remove on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Advanced equipment is used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology breaks up large areas of plaque and tartar with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Next, handheld tools, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. Once the teeth have been scaled, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains. If requested or needed, a fluoride treatment may be done after your cleaning.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth healthy and bright with professional cleanings twice a year at Legacy Dental Care in Ballwin, MO. Dr. Darling and her team work with patients to improve their total health with dental cleanings to remove built-up tartar and plaque. As an important part of a proactive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may save you and your family from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our team to schedule appointments for yourself and your family.