Regular Dental Cleanings

The importance of seeing a dentist regularly cannot be stressed enough. A dentist is your key to making sure your teeth and smile are in the best condition and health. A dentist can tell you what is working and what isn’t in regards to your cleaning and flossing and at-home maintenance of your smile. Even with proper and regular cleaning, there is a chance that something will happen in your mouth that can only be addressed by a dentist, such as disease or teeth erupting improperly. These are things that only a properly trained dentist can detect - and fix!

Even if there is nothing wrong with your smile and teeth, regular dental cleanings are an important part of being healthy. Dental cleanings will take care of any pesky small problems that could eventually become big issues in the future. Plus, dental cleanings just feel good! You will walk out of the office with a smile that feels clean and bright and ready to be shown off to friends and family.

There are many reasons why dental cleanings are so vital - we totally understand that at Loud Family Dental. We will teach you all that you need to know about your mouth during your regular cleanings. We will take care of your mouth with expertise, kindness, professionalism, and a smile of our own. You’ll be part of the Loud Family when you come to visit us for all of your oral health needs.

What Happens at a Dental Cleaning?

Your dental expert will check for cavities during your dental cleaning. In order to identify cavities in your teeth, X-rays may be taken but those are always painless and easy. Your teeth will then be checked for plaque and tartar, two nasty issues that often pervade even the cleanest mouth. Plaque is a bacterial coating that is transparent and sticky. It can harden and develop tartar if not removed. Plaque and tartar can cause oral problems if they build up on your teeth and should be addressed immediately. Thankfully, having them taken care of during a dental cleaning is a breeze and something that our team at Loud Family Dental are very familiar with.

Your gums will then be examined. The depth of the gaps between your teeth and gums will be measured using a specific instrument. The gaps between the teeth are shallow in those who have healthy gums. Gum disease can cause the gaps between the teeth to widen.

The cleaning will continue with an examination of your entire mouth, including your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is vital because some dental issues might arise in these parts of your body. It’s not always about seeing cavities, tartar, and plaque in the mouth. Sometimes oral health issues will manifest in places you wouldn’t assume - such as your neck. Your dental professional will look for swelling, redness, and even possible signs of cancer.

Of course your teeth will be cleaned during this regular cleaning. Your dentist will brush and floss expertly and then will use special tools to remove tartar. Your dentist will also polish your teeth with a gritty paste that will remove surface stains from your smile. All in all, this entire process takes less than an hour and doesn’t feel uncomfortable in the slightest. In fact, many patients find is calming and relaxing.

Why Dental Cleanings Are So Important

There are many reasons why you should make sure you get a dental cleaning every six months. But the most common, reliable reasons to keep up on your oral health schedule include:

Your dentist will remove stains and discolored spots on your mouth. That will leave you with a smile that looks brand new again after less than an hour. Most patients say that they feel fresh and clean after leaving a dental cleaning. In fact, that sort of fresh feeling can last for weeks as long as you continue to brush and floss properly and regularly.

Having a dental cleaning will prevent gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common reasons that people lose their teeth. When left unchecked, gum disease can also contribute to other serious health issues throughout the body.

A dental cleaning can help detect any form of oral cancer. One person in the United States dies from oral cancer every hour. Thankfully, many forms of oral cancer are completely curable if they are detected at an early stage. A routine cleaning might be the key to finding cancer before it becomes a deadly issue.

Dental cleaning can find broken fillings and fractures in teeth. If you have a filling that is wearing and tearing you might not know it. But a dental cleaning is a great way for your dentist to make sure that all previous dental procedures have been a success and don’t need to be tended to.

Dental cleanings can be inexpensive. Here is one of the biggest reasons why you should stay on top of getting dental cleanings regularly. Many insurance companies cover cleanings which means they will be very, very inexpensive for the client. In fact, you may pay little-to-nothing for the procedure. That means the entire process will be painless both physically and financially. Of course, if your dentist recommends a procedure based on what he or she saw during a dental cleaning, financial arrangements can be made to ensure that you can receive expert care without breaking the bank.


Getting a regular dental cleaning isn’t just good for you, it’s great for you. It’s the best way to keep your smile strong and healthy at all times. Best of all, it’s painless and relatively cheap too. There really is no reason for you to not get regular dental cleanings every six months. Contact us at Loud Family Dental to schedule your appointment and continue on your path to oral health perfection. We will treat you with respect, care, kindness, and the utmost professionalism. You deserve it and your smile deserves it too!