Dental Cleanings & Exams

What is teeth cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a preventive service we offer to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. During a routine cleaning, our dentist and dental team carefully clean your teeth to prevent conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease from damaging your oral health. As part of your teeth cleaning in Centennial, Colorado, we will:

  • Remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the teeth using a Cavitron ultrasonic scaler, which results in a more comfortable experience. When allowed to build up on the teeth, plaque and tartar may result in decay and gum disease.
  • Floss and polish your teeth. This helps to further prevent damaging conditions, removes surface stains, and gives your smile a bright, healthy shine.
  • Check for signs of dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Dr. Scott Lindsay may use digital X-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools to more closely examine your smile.
  • Assess any existing dental restorations, such as fillings and crowns, to make sure they are in good condition.

Depending on the results of the exam, our dentist may recommend further treatments to improve your dental health or to more fully protect your smile. We encourage you to visit us at Peak Dental Care at least once every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We look forward to seeing you at our office soon!