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
"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
"Phillip C. Yancho, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Traverse City, is more than a name or a dental practice. It is the gold standard of service, treatment, and care. From our very first phone call to the on-going dental experience, we are always in the hands of a friendly, professional family. Dental hygiene, education, and a spectrum of dental care give us good health. Even the front and back office staff are the best.Having relocated several times, we are delighted to have found a practice that uses not only the latest technology and diagnostics, but also engages the friendliest professionals among all our medical and service providers. In Traverse City, a mecca for excellent medical services, that is high praise."- R.H. / Google / Mar 17, 2017
What to Expect with Dental Cleanings
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.
Dental Cleanings Treatment Aftercare
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
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!