Safeguard Your Smile with Teeth Cleanings in Grand Rapids, MI
At Always A Smile, the dental practice of Ronald M. Olszewski DDS, we’re dedicated to helping patients of all ages maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Professional teeth cleanings in our Grand Rapids office are one of the most important things you can do to keep your mouth free of harmful plaque and tartar. If left untreated, plaque and tartar build-ups can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.
Teeth cleanings are recommended every six months and are one of your best defenses against cavities. By adding regular teeth cleanings to your calendar, you will greatly slow or prevent gum disease and future periodontal disease.
Why Should I Take Care of My Teeth with Teeth Cleanings?
Professional teeth cleanings can help you remove stains caused by the foods you eat, resulting in a whiter, brighter smile. However, regular teeth cleanings also help prevent tooth loss, as well as diagnose more serious health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and oral cancer, to name but a few. It’s estimated that in the United States alone, someone dies from oral cancer every hour. Your chances of surviving oral cancer are much greater the earlier it’s detected and treated.
What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning at Your Office?
When you come for your teeth cleaning in our Grand Rapids dental office, we’ll start with an exam. One of our friendly dental hygienists will check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, and our dentist may also take a quick look. Next, our hygienist will use special tools to clean all those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth where plaque and tartar tend to hide. Then your teeth will be polished gently using what can be best described as a gritty toothpaste (but we’ll let you pick the flavor!). Finally, we’ll apply a fluoride treatment (either a foamy gel or a varnish) to help protect your teeth against cavities in-between your dental visits. Depending upon how much plaque and tartar build-up you have, you can expect your teeth cleaning to take about 30-60 minutes.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning at Always A Smile
Part of our general dentistry services, our professional teeth cleanings at Grand Rapids’ Always A Smile will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Of course, teeth cleanings alone aren’t enough to keep cavities at bay. It’s also suggested that you take care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily at home. Please contact our office today to schedule your next exam and teeth cleaning. Catering to patients of all ages, our warm, inviting staff will make every effort to ensure your comfort while you’re here. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have before your next visit!
Why Choose Us
- Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
- Accepts Most Insurance
- All Your Dental Needs In One Office
- Denture Lab On Site