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Dental Cleanings


Scheduling routine dental checkups with regular cleanings is a key component to having a strong set of teeth and healthy, infection-free gums. Taking time out of your schedule may seem like a chore at first - and we understand and appreciate you making your oral health a priority - but we here at Ranches Family Dental want to emphasize the importance of maintaining these appointments. Having your teeth cleaned regularly isn’t just about preventing the loss of your teeth, but it can also ward off gum disease.

What Can I Expect at a Dental Cleaning?


A dental cleaning is a routine procedure that has numerous benefits to your health. Not only does it help prevent tooth decay, but it can also help stop gum disease in its tracks and prevent systemic infection and unwanted loss of your teeth.

When you get your teeth cleaned at our office, you can expect that we’ll give you the highest standard of care to ensure the wellbeing of your smile.

A dental cleaning includes:
•  A careful and thorough check of your teeth and gums. Not only are we checking to see if you have tooth decay, but we are also making sure you do not have gum diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. If we do find any problems during the initial inspection, we will be able to adjust your cleaning to address these problems.
•  If it has been longer than two years, x-rays. While x-rays are usually only advised for new patients or patients, who have not had them completed in two or three years, if you complain of tooth pain or any discomfort during the initial assessment, we may advise having another set of bitewings taken.
•  Scaling and polishing of your teeth. We use a gritty toothpaste and an electric toothbrush to polish away any calculus and buildup on your teeth, making them shine. We will also use our scaling tool to scrape off any plaque along your teeth and gumline. A tiny amount of blood is normal during this portion of your cleaning.
•  A flossing of your teeth. This is another portion of the exam that may cause a small amount of bleeding, especially if you have not been flossing at home. Do not be surprised if we ask if you've been flossing - believe me, we can tell! Unfortunately, if your gums are bleeding during this portion of the exam, it may mean that you have gum disease. If caught early, we can cure it with a good brushing and flossing regimen.
•  Advanced fluoride treatment. If we find any signs of tooth decay during your x-rays or exam, we may advise that you that you require a fluoride treatment. This will help prevent further decay on at-risk teeth.
•  Rinse, spit, and go! Once we are done cleaning your teeth, we will have you rinse and spit to remove any debris or grit from your mouth. During this portion of the cleaning, we may also discuss with you any findings of the state of your oral health. Treatment plans will be mentioned to you during this part of your cleaning, as well.

As you can see, there is nothing scary about a routine dental cleaning! Staying on top of regular appointments make your cleanings all the easier, reducing your risk of cavities and any discomfort that may occur.

If you’re ready to schedule your dental exam with cleaning, especially if it’s been longer than six months, please give us at Ranches Family Dental at (385) 374-0500 today to set up your appointment!
3435 E. Pony Express Parkway Suite 110
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday by appointment
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