Dental Cleanings in Omaha, NE

Put costly, uncomfortable dental problems behind you and embrace a healthy smile. Professional dental cleanings every 6 months save you time and money in the long run and reduce your risk of dental problems so you can smile with confidence.

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Why are dental cleanings important?

Your busy life makes it easy to put off regular dental cleanings. You may even be wondering why you need a cleaning every six months when you’re diligent about your brushing and flossing routine. The answer is simple. While at-home habits are important, professional dental cleanings allow a deeper clean that can’t be reached with a regular toothbrush. Moreover, they also allow us to catch problems before they become complicated, costly, and time-consuming. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, or you need a new dental home, we are here to help ensure you have a healthy, happy smile.

Find Cavities Early

Caries detection devices, like Diagnodent, help us find cavities when they’re still very small. Finding cavities early gives us options in how to treat them. For instance, minor tooth decay can be reversed with fluoride treatments. Cavity detection devices are also useful in finding cavities that are not visible, such as those that sit below the gumline.

Really See Your Smile

Intraoral photos help establish a baseline for your oral health. With these photos, we can monitor any issues and determine whether they’re getting better or worse. We can also send photos to specialists to help them better diagnose problems.

The Benefits of Dental Cleanings

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Prevent Common Oral Health Issues

Tooth decay is the #1 most common preventable oral health condition in dental patients of all ages. The good news is that with a healthy diet, good oral habits, and routine visits to the dentist, cavities are completely avoidable.

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Saves Time & Money

Dental cleanings make it less likely to have problems like cavities, infected teeth, or gum disease. That means you won’t have to pay for procedures like fillings, crowns, or periodontal care, stopping you from more dental appointments later on.

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Fresher Breath & Brighter Smile

Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up. This contributes to bad breath and a dimmer smile. Dental cleanings clear away and polish plaque build-up which eliminates stains caused by food and beverages. As a result, you can enjoy a brighter smile and fresher breath.

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Accessible Care For You

The cost of treatment shouldn’t keep you from getting the cleaning you need. We keep preventive care affordable so you can invest in your healthiest smile yet.

The Dental Cleaning Process

Comprehensive Exam

A thorough exam that considers your teeth, gums, and overall oral health is the first step. We may use a small mirror or dental probe to check for signs of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues. The exam helps us identify specific areas that require special attention during your cleaning.

Dental Cleaning

Once your exam is complete, our team will begin your cleaning. This includes removing plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and along the gumline.

Polish Your Teeth

After we clear away plaque from your teeth, we will polish your pearly whites with a rotating brush and a gritty-like substance called prophylaxis paste. This polishes your teeth and removes stains. Additionally, we will professionally floss between your teeth to remove any lingering debris from the hard-to-reach crevices of your smile.

Before & Afters

A smile is worth 1,000 words.

See real patient success stories.

Did you know?

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

How often should I have a dental cleaning?

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The American Dental Association recommends two cleanings per year for most patients. This gives our team a chance to remove plaque and tartar buildup, so your smile can stay healthy and beautiful for longer. However, the frequency may vary based on your individual oral health needs. Your dentist or dental hygienist can assess your oral health and recommend the appropriate interval for your cleanings.

Are dental cleanings painful?

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Dental cleanings are generally not painful. You may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity, particularly if you have gum inflammation or sensitive teeth, but our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible.

How long does a dental cleaning appointment take?

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The duration of a dental cleaning appointment can vary depending on various factors, such as the extent of cleaning required and your overall oral health. On average, a dental cleaning appointment lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.

Can dental cleanings whiten teeth?

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The short answer is, yes. Dental cleanings remove surface stains from teeth, resulting in a brighter, cleaner look. However, if you are seeking a significantly brighter smile, we recommend additional whitening treatments or other cosmetic dental procedures.

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Time to Invest in Your Smile!

Give us a call today, or request an appointment online to get started on a thriving smile.
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