Regular Cleanings

Berger Family Dental

Robert Berger, DDS

Family Dentist located in Reynoldsburg, OH

Regular dental cleanings and examinations are critical components of your preventive care. At Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Robert Berger, DDS, provides cleanings that are critically important to the health of your mouth and your overall well-being. Regular cleanings help detect and address any oral health concerns at an early stage when it’s less invasive and less costly to treat. In the long run, it saves you time and money. To schedule your next cleaning, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Regular Cleanings Q & A

What is a regular cleaning?

A regular cleaning, also known as a hygiene exam or prophylaxis, is one of the most important parts of preventive oral health care that the Berger Family Dental team provides. No matter how well you think you brush and floss at home, getting regular cleanings courtesy of the professional team at the office is essential. 

During a cleaning, one of the highly skilled hygienists will clean stains, floss your teeth, and polish your teeth, as well as remove dental plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth. Removing plaque is essential to help prevent gingivitis, cavities, and periodontal disease. Dr. Berger will also check for cavities and other health concerns.

Why should I get regular cleanings?

There are many reasons you need to have your teeth cleaned and your mouth examined consistently. It provides Dr. Berger and his team the opportunity to look for signs of oral cancer and gum disease—two conditions that have a good chance of successfully being treated when detected early. 

X-rays of your teeth and jaw bone will be taken to enable Dr. Berger to see areas beneath the surface of the teeth.

Also, neglecting your preventive care allows plaque and tartar to build up in and around your gum line. This increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 

In the long run, having regular cleanings will save you time and money in the form of invasive dental procedures avoided. Staying up on your regular cleanings is the best way to limit your risk of serious oral health concerns and keep your smile looking great. 

What happens during my regular cleanings? 

After your teeth are cleaned of stains, flossed, and polished by the hygienist, Dr. Berger steps in to perform a detailed examination of your teeth. He will perform a final check and look at your X-ray images. 

Dr. Berger and the Dental Hygienist may discuss any areas of concern with you and suggest treatment options and home care to address them. You can always ask about any concerns you have at any time during your appointment!

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Having regular dental cleanings is a key part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and if a problem is found during a regular exam, early detection will most likely help treatment be more successful and less costly. With that in mind, the Berger Family Dental team agrees with the recommended two cleanings per year laid out by the American Dental Association (ADA). 

However, in some cases, Dr. Berger may recommend more frequent cleanings. Your number of recommended annual cleanings can depend on factors such as your medical history, the state of your teeth and gums, or if you have certain types of dental restorations. 

If it’s time for your next cleaning, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.