Dental Cleanings: Answering All Of Your Questions!

Do you know why you come in for dental cleanings? Are you someone who usually schedules them but sometimes skips? Perhaps you are very serious about coming in on the dot but you’re not really sure if it’s as important as you think it is. Long story short: Cleanings are indeed very important. For the details you want: Check out our Q&A session.

Questions and Answers

Question: What are you going to do to my smile that I’m not doing at home?

Answer: At home, you rely on your toothbrush and toothpaste and your dental floss. It removes a significant amount of plaque. However, it does not remove all of the plaque. We use special instruments and specialized techniques to remove leftover plaque (and tartar).

Question: Is it really that important that I come in for a dental cleaning? Aren’t I going to be okay if there’s just a little bit of plaque and tartar on my smile?

Answer: You do need to see us. Plaque and tartar that is left on your smile will accumulate and will encourage the development of problems like decay and also gum disease. Seeing us for cleanings will greatly minimize the chance that this can happen.

Question: What should I do in preparation? Anything special?

Answer: We simply ask that you brush your teeth before you come in, so your dental cleaning and checkup is quick, thorough, and efficient. Of course, it will also make your life much easier if you plan out your payment, learn about any financing options you’re interested in, and familiarize yourself with any dental insurance benefits you may have before we see you.

Keep Your Smile Healthy With Cleanings

Schedule your dental cleaning with us to keep your smile as clean and safe as possible. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today. Contact Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.