Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning in Gainesville, Florida

Teeth cleanings are vital for a great smile and a healthy mouth. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing alone doesn’t remove plaque and germs in those hard to reach places—it takes a professional dentist and certified hygienist to keep your mouth and teeth clean. If it’s time to schedule a cleaning, contact Park Avenue Dental. Our dentists and hygienists are friendly, professional, and are able to clean your teeth while protecting your entire oral health.

Call us today to schedule teeth cleaning in our Gainesville office.

Teeth Cleaning FAQ

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How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

It is recommended to visit your family dentist every six months for a general cleaning and checkup. During your check-up, our dentists and hygienists will clean your teeth, remove built-up plaque, and catch early signs of disease before they become larger problems. These problems can include gingivitis (gum disease), dry mouth, canker sores, and more.

Why do my gums bleed during my appointment?

If you have bacteria built-up on your gums, it can cause sensitivity. While your hygienist is removing this bacteria, your gums may bleed due to the sensitivity. If you notice your gums bleeding often when regularly flossing, you may want to visit Park Avenue Dental for an evaluation.

What is oral prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis is a dental term which simply means removing hardened plaque. Plaque, which has formed and hardened around the teeth and gums, is known as tarter can only be removed by a dental professional. During your teeth cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists and dentists will remove hardened plaque so you can have a better and cleaner smile.

When should children start visiting the dentist for teeth cleanings?

A child should visit the dentist before his or her first birthday. By visiting the dentist early, your child can get familiar with the dentist and signs of problems can be caught before they become large issues.

Want to learn more about children and the dentist? Click here for information about pediatric dentistry. 

Schedule Teeth Cleaning with Park Avenue Dental

No matter if you or your child needs to schedule teeth cleaning, our family dentistry can schedule appointments for all ages—we even specialize in pediatric dentistry. To get a cleaner mouth and improve your oral health, contact the Gainesville, Florida dentists today at Park Avenue Dental.

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