Teeth Cleanings

Getting regular dental checkups is essential for preserving a healthy smile. They are an important part of proper oral hygiene, and we recommend that our patients visit us every six months to keep their teeth and gums in top condition. Through regular checkups, you can ensure that your mouth stays healthy and your smile remains bright.

Regular Dental Checkups in Denver, CO

Regular six-month dental checkups are essential for maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. We understand that life can get busy, but it’s important not to neglect regular dental visits. We take several steps during routine appointments to ensure your mouth is healthy.

Dental checkups at Smile Studio Dental include:

  1. Dental Cleanings and Exams: A dental hygienist will clean and polish each of your teeth to remove any lingering plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria. They will also thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas you may miss when brushing and flossing.
  2. Oral Cancer Screenings: As a preventive measure, we can screen your mouth for oral cancer. Early detection of this disease significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.
  3. Gum Disease Treatment: If we detect any signs of gum infection, we will work quickly to get your gums back on a healthy track to prevent tooth loss that can result from undiagnosed gum disease.
  4. Preventive Treatments: Depending on your exam results, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help prevent future problems.

We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy smile. Schedule your next dental cleaning and exam today!

  • How long does a teeth cleaning take?

    A teeth cleaning typically takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on various factors such as the extent of plaque and tartar buildup, the thoroughness of the cleaning required, and any additional procedures or examinations performed during the appointment.

  • Does teeth cleaning hurt?

    Teeth cleaning is generally a painless procedure. However, some individuals may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during certain parts of the cleaning process, such as when the dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar buildup or performs gum probing. This discomfort is usually minimal and temporary.

    Your dental team can adjust the cleaning technique to minimize discomfort if you have sensitive teeth or gums. Most patients find teeth cleaning a comfortable and beneficial experience for maintaining oral health.

  • How to deal with dental anxiety

    Dealing with dental anxiety is important for patients who feel nervous about coming in for regular teeth cleanings. Here are some strategies to help manage dental anxiety:

    1. Communication: Let us know about your fears and concerns. We can provide reassurance, answer any questions you may have, and work with you to create a plan to address your anxiety.
    2. Relaxation techniques: Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or listening to calming music before and during your appointment.
    3. Distraction: We offer noise-canceling headphones, essential oil therapy, blankets, pillows, and the option to watch TV during your appointment to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
    4. Sedation options: Ask us about sedation options such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedatives to help you feel more relaxed during your appointment.
    5. Gradual exposure: If you have severe dental anxiety, consider gradually exposing yourself to the dental environment by scheduling shorter, less invasive appointments initially, and gradually working your way up to longer appointments or more extensive procedures.

    Remember, dental anxiety is common, and your dental team is here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns openly and work together to find strategies that help you feel more comfortable during your dental visits.

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you would like to know more about teeth cleanings, dental checkups, and other forms of preventative dental care, please contact our office, and we would be glad to assist you further.

Smile Studio Dental

8801 E Montview Blvd, STE 120
Denver, CO, 80238
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Directions

Smile Studio Dental – Denver is conveniently located at the corner of Central Park and Montview Boulevard next to Starbucks.

Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone

720-617-1499

Email Address

frontoffice@smilestudiodenver.com