Get Your Clean, Fresh, Brilliant Smile
Do You Want to Have a Fresh, Clean Healthy Smile?
The best way to improve your oral health and ensure your teeth look amazing is to get your teeth professionally cleaned by our trained Dental Hygienists here at McOmie Family Dentistry, at least twice a year.
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) strongly recommends that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning at least every six months. This professional dental cleaning bolsters your brushing, flossing, and rinsing regimen at home and gives our dentists an opportunity to discover areas of the mouth that may need specific care.
Patients who practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing routines rarely experience discomfort during a cleaning. However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene practices may encounter some sensitivity or minor discomfort during teeth cleaning. To alleviate any discomfort, our hygienist can use a topical anesthetic prior to the cleaning.
We believe the best kind of general dentistry is the kind that keeps our patients healthy and happy, so, during cleaning, you’ll receive preventive and diagnostic services in addition to any required educational information.
Preventive, Diagnostic, and Educational Services May Include:
- Evaluation of gum tissue
- Removal of plaque and tartar
- Stain removal
- Polishing teeth Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial
- Tooth brushing and flossing instructions
- Nutritional counseling
- Recommendations for future treatment: when to return for follow-up
- hygiene treatment, periodontal (gum) concerns, or restorative options
- Evaluation of self-care effectiveness
- Oral cancer screening using our state of the art Velscope detection instrument
Deep Cleanings: At times, tartar can build under the gumline, and a periodontal pocket can form. A toothbrush and floss are no longer sufficient to reach and clean the hard tartar. Tartar is the hardened or calcified plaque that adheres firmly to the tooth. Our dental hygienists here at McOmie Family Dentistry are experts at going in and gently removing this tartar. It is necessary to have the patient numb to have this cleaning done. It is called scaling and root planing or sometimes called quadrant scaling. After this is done, we place our patient on care as needed; most of the time, after scaling and root planing, we want the patient to come back every 3-4 months until we can get their periodontal health returned to normal.
At McOmie Family Dentistry in Chattanooga, we have from 2-4 dental hygienists here for your family’s needs at all times. This way, you can bring up to 4 family members and get everyone’s dental cleaning done at one time. This eliminates waiting for your turn as you can all go at once and be done in about an hour. Talk about a time saver.
With Regular Brushing, Flossing, Rinsing, Bi-annual Cleanings Along with Routine Dental Exams, You Can Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy for Years to Come.
Schedule Your 6 Month Teeth Cleaning Today
McOmie Dentistry accepts most major insurance plans, most of which cover the entire cost of routine dental cleanings and oral examinations. Schedule your appointment today by calling (423) 225-9892
Our Promise To You
Why Choose McOmie Family Dentistry for Your Dental Cleanings
We know our patients have many options for dental care in the Chattanooga, TN area. Our experienced award-winning team is here to help you maintain a healthy mouth with our comprehensive approach and personalized treatment plans. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care in a comfortable environment where we treat every patient like family. You won’t find another dentist like us anywhere else in town! With so many options available, it can be difficult knowing which procedure will work best for you but don’t worry – we have years of experience helping patients just like yourself get their perfect smile back again!
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