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Dental Cleanings

Plaque and tartar accumulate on the surface of your teeth, producing cavities and wreaking havoc on your smile. At Franklin Family Dental, we provide dental cleanings to remove buildup and prevent oral problems in the long run.

What is a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning, also known as a dental prophylaxis or teeth cleaning, is a routine preventive procedure that rids your teeth and gums from accumulated bacteria.

Dr. Zeh uses a scaler, an air-water syringe, and a dental mirror to remove the sticky plaque and hardened tartar on your teeth and along the gumline. With this step, she prevents tooth decay and gum problems.

Following the thorough cleaning, our dentist takes your smile to the next level by polishing your teeth and eliminating surface stains and discoloration.

happy family smiles after dental cleaning in Franklin, TN

How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning?

For most people, a dental cleaning every six months is the ideal schedule. However, if you have specific dental concerns or conditions, our expert dental team may suggest a more personalized cleaning schedule. This could mean more frequent visits to ensure your unique needs are met.

You usually need cleanings more often when:

  • You suffer from periodontal disease
  • You have dental restorations
  • You smoke or chew tobacco
  • You have a dry mouth

Why is Getting a Dental Cleaning Important?

  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease
  • Freshens your breath
  • Helps detect dental issues early
  • Preserves your smile's natural beauty

Do Dental Cleanings Hurt?

While you may experience some minor discomfort or sensitivity, most patients find the procedure quite comfortable.

How to Prepare for a Dental Cleaning Appointment

  • Continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you usually do.
  • Inform our team of any changes in your medical history or medications.
  • Feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you have with us.

Keep Your Smile Healthy with Dental Cleanings in Franklin

Schedule your dental cleaning appointment today, and let Franklin Family Dental be your partners in maintaining a confident, healthy smile.

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