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Dental Cleanings


Kirkland Premier Dentistry is a certified clinic in Digital Smile Design, which allows us to use digital technology to design our patients' smiles and plan their dental treatment.

With DSD, our team is trained to utilize the concept of Digital Smile Design to create customized treatment plans for each patient. Prior to beginning treatment, we can present our patients with a visual representation of how their new smile could look, providing a clear and accurate picture of the expected outcome.


What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or your third molars, are four teeth located at the very back of your mouth: two on top and two on the bottom. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why they come in so late, but it’s thought to be a product of human evolution.

What does a dental cleaning involve?

First, expect an exam. Your Kirkland Premier Dentistry professional looks at your teeth, visually inspecting them and assessing your gums, looking for any can't-miss issues. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

Next, it's time for the actual cleaning to begin. The hygienist or dentist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth.

A scaler is a small metal dental instrument. This part may go quickly, or it may take some time. It depends on how much plaque and tartar buildup you have.

After the plaque and tartar have been carefully scraped from your teeth, the dentist or hygienist uses a polishing toothpaste and high-powered toothbrush to give you an intensive brushing.

They will also give you a professional flossing. To finish, you may be given a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities and tooth decay until your next cleaning.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

Dental cleaning frequency varies from person to person and depends on a variety of factors. The usual recommendation is twice a year, but people with specific dental problems may need to schedule more frequent cleanings.

The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your personal dental needs.

Even with common procedures like routine dental cleanings, consulting with the expert team at Kirkland Premier Dentistry about your personal needs is critical to receiving outstanding care.

Every individual has a particular set of circumstances and conditions. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

How do dental cleanings impact my overall health?

The health of your mouth and your general health go hand in hand. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

The findings of a study published in 2016 suggested that regular dental cleanings could lower the risk of pneumonia. The hypothesis is that dental cleanings reduce the number of bacteria that reach the lungs.

Heart health, diabetes, and other conditions also have been tied to oral health. Routine dental cleanings, checkups, and maybe most importantly, talking with your dentist, all play a crucial role in maintaining exceptional health.

Take a step toward better health. If you need a dental cleaning, schedule your appointment online or call Kirkland Premier Dentistry today.


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