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Dental Cleanings Baltimore, MD

Dental Cleanings An Overview

Baltimore MD dentist, Dr. Ed Lazer offers a full range of general dentistry and preventive care services to help maintain your smile. Lazer Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is a full-service dentist office in Owings Mills MD, serving all ages and surrounding Baltimore County communities.

Dental cleanings in Owings Mills Maryland

Routine visits to your dentist in Baltimore for a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam are two of the best ways to prevent dental problems. You will find that a visit with Dr. Lazer is unlike any other visit to the dentist. Our routine examinations and dental cleanings are comprehensive and include screenings for tooth cavities, gum disease and oral cancer as well as examination of the TMJ joints and occlusal (bite) relationship.

We offer cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments along with your general dental services.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth! Daily oral hygiene habits are the key to a healthy smile for the long run. Baltimore dentist Dr. Lazer emphasizes the importance of routine dental care- both at home and in his Owings Mills dental office.

Brushing your teeth for approximately two minutes twice per day, and flossing, will go a long way in the prevention of dental health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Both of these can eventually lead to complex dental health problems- and even tooth loss! Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush to avoid irritating the gums and soft mouth tissue. Be sure to brush along the gum line too. This is where plaque can often build up causing gum disease.

Visiting Dr. Lazer twice per year for preventive care will enable he and his staff to spot developing oral health problems in the early stages, when they can be treated conservatively. Dr. Lazer may recommend specific products to be used between visits based on your oral health to help prevent further problems and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dental Cleanings What to Expect

At our Baltimore dentist office, you can expect to receive prompt, personalized attention from our entire team. Our dentists spend one-on-one time with each patient to discuss their goals and concerns. In addition, our dentists spend time explaining treatment options and helping you make the best decisions for your long term dental health and happiness.

We have incorporated some of the latest in dental and digital technology to improve your patient experience and results. From VibraJect® for “pain-free” anesthesia to intra-oral cameras for a more comprehensive view of all surfaces in the mouth, we strive to achieve the highest standard of care for all patients.

Why Visit the Dentist?

“How often should I visit the dentist for teeth cleaning?”

That is a question we often hear from our patients. In general, most people benefit from bi-annual visits to the dentist (every six months). Other patients, however, may benefit from more frequent visits to ensure optimal dental health. Patients at a higher risk for gum disease or who have advanced periodontitis can often benefit from more frequent exams and professional cleanings in an effort to avoid tooth loss.

Routine teeth cleanings and dental examinations allow us to identify problems in the earliest stages and recommend the most conservative treatment options. Additionally, routine dental care is an important component of post treatment care to ensure that your dental restorations or dental implants continue to look and function their best.

Dental Insurance And Payment Options

Our goal is to make your visit with us as easy and stress-free as possible, starting with a warm welcome when you enter the front door. We accept most major dental insurance and will submit claims on your behalf. We also accept cash, check and credit cards, as well as offer, interest-free financing options through CareCredit.

Schedule A Dental Exam Today

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lazer for an exam and professional teeth cleaning in our Owings Mills, MD and Baltimore, MD area dentist office. At your appointment, he will do a thorough evaluation of your overall dental health as well as a teeth cleaning. Call us at (410) 697-6290, or request an appointment online.

Dental Cleanings FAQs

Can a dental cleaning cure halitosis?

Yes. thorough dental cleanings by a hygienist can rid you of harmful bacteria that causes bad breath and halitosis. Professional dental cleanings remove stuck on plaque, and hard-to-remove tartar. These are two of the largest contributors of bad breath.

Will a teeth cleaning make my teeth more sensitive?

No. Teeth cleanings will not make your teeth permanently sensitive to hot and cold foods. However, if you have neglected your oral health for a while and are visiting the dentist for the first time in years, you may notice temporary sensitivity for a couple of hours after treatment. You may notice sore gums, and sensitivity around teeth, but it goes away fairly quickly and can be managed with pain relievers.

Can teeth be whitened during a dental cleaning?

You will notice brighter teeth after a professional dental cleaning, but it won’t look as dramatic as results from a complete teeth whitening procedure. The dental cleaning process helps get rid of plaque, a biofilm that naturally forms on your teeth causing slight discoloration. Yellow-brown tartar is also removed, effectively improving the appearance of your teeth.