Dental Teeth Cleaning In Seattle
Providing Thorough Cleanings For Healthy Teeth & Gums
As part of a regular check-up, our professional staff will also provide thorough teeth cleanings to help you maintain proper oral health. Our friendly hygienists are ready to offer helpful information on oral hygiene including best practices for flossing and brushing so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy between visits.
Dental Cleaning Process
The dental cleaning process during a dental examination consists of our dental hygienists thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums. Over time, plaque builds up on your teeth in hard to reach place, solidifying into tartar that requires professional removal. During a cleaning, our dental hygienists start by using a scaler (a small metal instrument) to scrape tartar and plaque from your teeth. Once we have removed all of the build-up, we polish your teeth with a mildly abrasive paste for a smooth finish, then floss between your teeth to finish the cleaning.
Our dental hygienists will also consult with you about your dental hygiene practices and offer advice on how best to care for your teeth year-round. Taking good care of your teeth every day will help prevent significant issues later on and help make the dental cleaning process quick and easy.
The Importance of Routine Cleanings
We are a Seattle dentist practice that highly recommends cleanings every six months. These regularly scheduled appointments with Zen Dental Center help reduce plaque and the build-up of tartar that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Even if you regularly brush your teeth and floss, plaque can build up in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and solidify into tartar. Tartar is extremely difficult to remove without assistance from a professional, which is why professional cleanings are so key to maintaining oral health. If left in your mouth, tartar can lead to problems like tooth decay and cavities, which require dental fillings. Tartar can also erode your gum tissues and lead to gingivitis or gum disease, involving swelling, bleeding, and soreness in your mouth. Routine cleanings can safely prevent these dental concerns.
In addition to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, other advantages of receiving regular teeth cleanings include:
- Freshening your breath:
- Preventing tooth loss:
- Giving you a brighter smile:
Affordable Dental Cleanings in Seattle
Here at Zen Dental Center in Seattle, WA, we aim to provide affordable dental cleanings so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. We know it can be difficult to get into the dentist twice a year for routine cleanings, but taking the time now to stay on top of your oral health will go a long way toward improving your oral health and saving you money down the road. Neglecting regular dental cleanings can allow plaque and tartar to build up, which can then lead to cavities, gum disease and other problems that require much more significant and costly treatment. Cavities require dental fillings, extreme tooth decay can require extractions, and gum disease often requires extensive treatments from dental specialists to repair the various damage. Taking advantage of affordable dental cleanings now will help save you pain and money later on.
To schedule your next cleaning with Zen Dental Center, contact us or call us for an appointment at (206) 324-1100.
What Sets Us Apart?
- State-of-the-Art Technology
- Most PPO Insurance Accepted
- Gentle but Effective Dental Care
- Honest, Trustworthy Dental Care
- Speaks English, Spanish & Japanese
- Artistic & Technically Proficient Care
- Generally Sees Emergencies Same Day
- Convenient Location Near the Light Rail
- Comfortable, Welcoming, Efficient Office
- Team Communicates Treatment Plans Clearly
- Team Takes the Time to Listen & Evaluate All Possibilities
- We Only Recommend Dental Treatments You Truly Need