No, cleanings are handled by trained dental hygienists who gently yet thoroughly clean and floss your teeth. They are generally quite painless. Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease may experience some tenderness or bleeding. However, you can prevent discomfort by going to the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
How often should you have a teeth cleaning or checkup? It can depend on your overall oral health and wellness. However, the American Dental Association recommends visiting your trusted local dentist every six months. This helps our team diagnose problems as they arise and give prompt treatment recommendations to keep your oral health on track.
For most patients, basic preventive care such as checkups and cleanings is covered 100% by insurance. In-depth periodontal (“deep”) cleaning may be covered in part between 50%-80%, depending on your coverage. We will be sure to confirm your benefits and help you understand your insurance coverage to make the most of the coverage you’re owed.