Dental Cleanings in Baltimore at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry
Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Andrey Doroshenko offer a full range of general dentistry and preventive care services to help maintain your smile. Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is a full-service dentist office in Owings Mills, MD, serving all ages and surrounding Baltimore County communities.
Routine visits to your dentist in Baltimore, MD for 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 for those with more advanced dental issues and concerns.
Don’t forget to brush your teeth! Daily oral hygiene habits are the key to a healthy smile for the long run. 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 with us twice per year for preventive care will enable our dental care team 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.
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 cleaning FAQs
Will a tooth 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 a dental cleaning cure halitosis?
Yes. Typically thorough dental cleaning by a hygienist can often rid you of harmful bacteria that cause bad breath and halitosis. Professional dental cleanings remove stuck-on plaque and hard-to-remove tartar. These are two of the largest contributors to bad breath.
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.
Can dental cleaning damage teeth?
Dental cleaning does not damage teeth. Cleanings are a safe way to remove bacteria and clean teeth, leaving your oral health in good shape. Regular cleanings also help prevent inflammation and gum disease.
What should you not do before a dental cleaning?
Before a dental cleaning patients should avoid eating or drinking at least 5 hours before their appointment. This prevents leftover food from being stuck in your teeth, which can irritate your gums during your cleaning.
How long should a dental cleaning last?
Dental cleanings take about thirty minutes to an hour. During your cleaning your dentist will remove bacteria and plaque from the surface of your teeth, leaving you with a brighter and healthier smile.
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 teeth cleaning. Call us at (410) 697-6290, or request an appointment online.