About Dental Cleanings
Even with regular brushing and flossing at home, you can still develop plaque and tartar on your teeth in areas that are more difficult to reach. For optimal dental health, it is important to have a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year. Typically performed every 6 months, a dental cleaning at Yancho Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Traverse City, MI includes manual and ultrasonic cleaning of the enamel to remove built-up plaque, tartar, and bacteria. After the enamel is cleaned, it will be polished to erase stains and whiten the teeth. Dr. Phillip Yancho, a board-certified dentist, and his staff do everything possible to make dental cleanings a more pleasant experience since cleanings are crucial to prevent larger dental and general health problems, like cavities, gum disease, and more.
Dental Cleanings Reviews
"Dr. Yancho and his staff are "AMAZING". I couldn't ask for a more caring dentistry family to be a part of. He goes above and beyond always. If I have an emergency I get right in. You don't need to wait two weeks to see him. He and his staff are always kind, precise, so knowledgeable and up to date with dentistry needs. Dr. Yancho knows so much more than cleaning teeth and checking your gums. He does cosmetic (and he is amazing), and many more specialty services. YOU WON'T REGRET GOING TO THIS DENTAL OFFICE!!"- R.C. / Yelp / Mar 08, 2017
"I have been going to Dr. Yancho bi-annually for 18 years. And it's not just me. My entire family has been going to him throughout the years for a wide spectrum of dental issues. He is easily the best dentist I have ever had. His whole practice is extremely friendly and professional. I would give the practice 10 stars if I could. It's a shame that I no longer live in Traverse City and it's hard for me to get back for my 6 month cleanings. Regardless, Dr. Yancho referred me to a website for NY-based licensed dentists. Nothing beats the best though."- A.Z. / Yelp / Jun 01, 2017
"Not only is doctor Yancho (or Phil as he prefers to be called) a wonderfully skilled dentist, he is also warm and very caring. That attitude spills over to the rest of the office. My hygienist Angie is both thorough and a hoot. Ally in billing is so sweet and knowledgeable and also very cognizant of the finance of care versus cost. Even the folks whose names I don't know treat me like a friend. I've never been more comfortable going to the dentist in my life."- M.T. / Yelp / Apr 05, 2018
"I have a Maryland bridge, something I have been stuck with since I was a teenager because I was born without my lateral incisors. I had a great dentist in PA, but over the years in Petoskey, MI - I failed to find one that I felt comfortable with and/or had confidence in while working on my bridge. I did some research and stumbled upon Dr. Yancho and his crew. My first appointment last spring was amazing. Everyone was so kind. I could NOT be more happy, so much so, that I ended up sticking with Dr. Yancho and his team for my cleanings. Even though I do not have a lot of money as I struggle to get through my final years in school, they treat me like I am equally as important. Allie took the time to figure out payment options for some cavity work, and never made me feel bad for it. I felt my bridge faltering last week, so I e-mailed the office that night and received an immediate response from Dr. Yancho and a call from Denise first thing the next morning. She got me in less than a week later. Then, as I was brushing my teeth last night, the whole thing fell out. I called Denise and without any question, got me in today. I had some bad experiences with my bridge work - today...my anxiety was completely quashed. Dr. Yancho did a fantastic job! He explains everything he is doing, why he is doing it and even stopped to make sure what he was doing was the best option for me. Plus, he makes sure at every step I was not uncomfortable. From Denise, to Allie, Rachel, Erin, and Melanie - I cannot be more thankful for making me feel so comfortable. The 90 minute drive to see all of you is absolutely worth it. It is rare to find so many fantastic team players in one place."- C.B. / Google / Dec 05, 2019
"Phil and his staff are great. Service is friendly and prompt, no waiting here but they make you feel very comfortable and they know your name. For my first visit doc did a thorough exam of my mouth and made observations and recommendations but was never trying to sell me anything, only made me understand better the value of dental work. I got a cleaning, then a filling, then a fluoride treatment over the course of a couple months. The filling procedure was pain free and he told me every move he was making during the procedure which is not only interesting but it put my mind at ease. His Hygienists are very competent and professional...but also friendly! I strongly recommend Phil and his practice for your dental needs."- C.W. / Yelp / Mar 11, 2020
What to Expect
Dental cleanings usually start with an examination of the patient’s teeth. During the examination, the dentist will look for any signs of damage, cavities, or decay. The patient’s teeth are cleaned to remove any plaque and tartar buildup, followed by a deep clean and polish with professional dental tools. Patient will have the opportunity to discuss the health status of their teeth with their dentist as well as discuss home dental health suggestions.
After receiving cleaning services at the dentist, patients should maintain optimal oral hygiene using the recommendations provided by his office during their treatment. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day, use mouthwash, and floss. If given special instructions or items to use by or office, such as specific mouthwash or toothpaste, patients should follow the directions given and schedule an appointment for follow-up.
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Get Cleaner, Whiter Teeth
Schedule your dental cleaning today! A dentist’s top priority is ensuring that each patient has a healthy smile they can be proud of and can show off. Call our front office to schedule your dental cleaning. We look forward to seeing you in our chair soon!