You brush and floss your teeth every day, so you’re doing everything possible to prevent cavities, right? Not quite! Even with the best brushing and flossing techniques, you can’t remove all the plaque and tartar in hidden spots in your mouth. Schedule your teeth cleaning by calling 402-488-2383.
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
The frequency of teeth cleaning depends on your individual oral health needs. In general, most people should have their teeth professionally cleaned every six months as part of their regular dental check-ups. However, we may recommend more frequent cleanings if you have specific dental issues or a history of gum disease.
Are teeth cleanings painful?
Teeth cleaning is typically not painful. Our dental hygienists use specialized instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. You may experience some minor discomfort or sensitivity during the procedure, but it is usually well-tolerated.
Should I avoid eating before a teeth cleaning?
You can eat before a teeth cleaning appointment, but it’s recommended to have a light meal. Avoid consuming heavily colored or staining foods or drinks (like coffee or red wine) immediately before the appointment, as they may affect the cleaning process.
What are the benefits of regular teeth cleaning?
Regular teeth cleanings offer several benefits, including the prevention of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. They also help maintain the overall health and appearance of your teeth and can detect dental issues early, leading to more effective and less invasive treatment.
Can I eat or drink right after a teeth cleaning?
You can eat and drink after a teeth cleaning, but it’s advisable to wait for a short time to allow your mouth to recover. Avoid consuming very hot or very cold foods and beverages immediately after the procedure, and continue with your regular oral hygiene routine.
Accepting new patients
Dr. Tanya recommends that you come in for a teeth cleaning twice a year. Without regular cleanings, plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and lead to dental problems like cavities and gum disease.
Before your cleaning at our Lincoln, NE office, our staff will ask you to fill out information about your dental history. Then, they’ll take you to one of our comfortable rooms where you can pick a show to watch during your cleaning. The cleaning process is not painful, especially for those with healthy teeth. If you experience dental anxiety, let our dentists know and we can make the appointment as comfortable as possible.
ABOUT DR. TANYA POWELL
Your Lincoln Dentist
Dr. Tanya Powell graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2001. After completing dental school, she started practicing with her father, Dr. Jerry Kroeger. Dr. Powell enjoys going for walks, watching movies, or going to concerts with her husband and their 4 kids. On the weekends, you can usually catch her tailgating outside of Husker games or being a spectator at an aerialist event.