Also called: Prophylaxis for adults, deep cleaning
Professional teeth cleaning is recommended every six months to prevent cavities, stop tooth loss, brighten your smile and promote overall health.
At cleanings, your dentist will use the right tools to remove bacteria build-up that your toothbrush cannot get.
For those with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, it is recommended to have teeth professionally cleaned frequently to avoid tooth loss.
The patient will have a clean, healthy and beautiful smile. Dental cleanings are often followed by a fluoride application to help prevent cavities. On occasion, patients might experience light sensitivity that usually resolves in a few days.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Services at this clinic are performed at reduced prices because students are working under the supervision of board-certified dentists on faculty. The educational nature of the clinic requires extra time for appointments and the types of services offered depends on the training needed by students at that time.
Average Cost: 60 - 70% less than private practice
Appointment Time: 3-4 hour appointments
Education: Dental students under the guidance of faculty dentists
Our clinic is staffed by dental residents who are completing advanced training. Top services: dental implant, extraction, bone grafts, gum disease and gum recession treatment.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Periodontics
Our clinic provides the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gum and bone supporting the teeth. Top services: gum recession treatment, bone grafts and dental implants.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Specialists who also teach at the School of Dentistry