Dental Cleanings in Baltimore at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry
Routine visits to our dental office in Baltimore, MD for a professional teeth cleaning and a dental exam is the best way to prevent dental problems. You will find that a visit with Dr. Lazer is unlike any other visit to the dentist.
Our comprehensive routine exams and dental cleanings include screenings for tooth cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. They also include an exam of the TMJ joints and occlusal (bite) relationship. We offer restorative dental treatments for those with more serious dental issues and concerns.
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 dental office in Owings Mills, MD. We serve people of all ages and surrounding Baltimore County communities. Learn more about dental cleanings below.
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. This allows us to use conservative dental treatments and helps you avoid costly treatments. Dr. Lazer may recommend specific products for you to use between visits to help prevent further problems and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
At our Baltimore dental office, you can expect to receive prompt and personal 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 incorporate some of the latest in dental tools and digital software to improve your patient experience and results. For example, we use VibraJect® for pain-free anesthesia and 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 of our patients.
Oral Health Tips
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 at home and at his Owings Mills dental office.
Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a 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.
With the help of modern dentistry, it’s now easier than ever to find a dental cleaning service that fits your needs. Whether you’re in search of a professional cleaning or just need some basic advice on how to keep your teeth healthy, there are plenty of options available for you. Take advantage of the convenience and ease of our services today.
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 deep 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, dental prosthesis, 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 your teeth, but it goes away fairly quickly and you can manage it 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 the dentist whiten my teeth 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. The dentist also removes yellow-brown tartar, effectively improving the brightness 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 particles on your teeth from irritating 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. Most insurance plans will cover the dental cleaning cost.
We also accept cash, check and credit cards, as well as offer, interest-free financing options through CareCredit.
Are you looking for a dental cleaning near you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lazer for an exam and professional teeth cleaning in our Owings Mills, MD, and Baltimore, MD area dentist office. 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.