The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile, even if you keep up with an ideal oral hygiene routine at home. At R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., our skilled team uses advanced instruments and a gentle touch to perform professional teeth cleanings for children and adults. During a dental cleaning, also called prophylaxis, we remove tartar and plaque that has accumulated on the teeth and then polish the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. Comprehensive dental exams are also typically performed during dental cleaning visits, which give skilled dentist Dr. Asher Henegar a chance to check for any problem areas in the mouth that may need care. Having your teeth cleaned at least twice a year is a vital part of maintaining your oral health. We welcome you to schedule appointments for your family at our Colorado Springs, CO dental practice!
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Dr. Asher has been my go to dentist over the past decade. I’ve had everything done from a routine cleaning, to a tooth replacement right before my wedding day (color and functionality still good 9 years later)! Not only is the quality of work always top notch, but his bedside manner makes a trip to the dentist, dare I say, enjoyable. Although he moved a little farther away, I’ll still be making the trip to go see my dentist."- A.A. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
"Absolutely amazing! For adults and kids as well! Dr. Henegar and his team made us feel welcome and comfortable. They explain every step that they are doing beforehand (super for my kids in particular). I had a cleaning for myself and had to be in and out within an hour; he accommodated my schedule and my dentist phobia. Actually can’t wait to be back! Thank you Dr. Henegar and team!"- T.S. / Google / Oct 09, 2020
"I have been to a lot of dentist and I have never been to one like Dr. Henegar. He is patient, compassionate and listens to his patients. He has a tender touch with fillings, root canals and is a genius with cleanings. He replaced a crown that I had trouble with for years and not one day of trouble since the replacement. I hope he never moves because I have found my lifetime dentist!"- L.B. / Google / Jan 18, 2021
"I have been to a lot of dentist and I have never been to one like Dr. Henegar. He is patient, compassionate and listens to his patients. He has a tender touch with fillings, root canals and is a genius with cleanings. He replaced a crown that I had trouble with for years and not one day of trouble since the replacement. I hope he never moves because I have found my lifetime dentist!"- L.B. / Yelp / Jan 17, 2021
"Just visited for my 6 month cleaning and exam and I am as impressed as the first time I walked in to this practice. From being greeted at the front desk to the treatment from Dr. Henegar and his assitant. I would recommend Henegar dds to anyone and their family, best choice I ever made!"- R.A. / Google / Mar 01, 2021
What To Expect During Dental Cleanings
When you arrive for your dental cleaning at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., our team will seat you comfortably in one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms. We'll start by removing the tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth using specially designed instruments. This may involve ultrasonic technology, which combines a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations to break up larger areas of tartar buildup. Handheld scalers will then be used to remove the remaining buildup and fine scale the teeth. Once your teeth are clean, the enamel will be carefully polished to minimize surface stains and any residual plaque. After Dr. Henegar completes your dental exam, a fluoride treatment may be applied to strengthen your teeth and help reduce the risk of tooth decay. Personalized tips on how to best care for your teeth and gums between dental cleanings at our Colorado Springs, CO practice will also be provided.
Dental cleaning FAQs
How often should I have dental cleanings?
R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. recommends scheduling dental cleanings once every six months. Patients may need to make an appointment more frequently if they experience problems with their oral health, such as bleeding and gum disease. Our friendly team can let you know how often to return for a follow-up.
Are dental cleanings painful?
Most people won't describe a dental cleaning as painful, but it can be uncomfortable for people with underlying dental issues. If you have tooth decay or gum inflammation, tell us — so we can make your cleaning as comfortable as possible. We may offer a topical numbing cream that could provide relief.
How long does it take to perform a dental cleaning?
On average, a dental cleaning takes about 30 minutes to an hour. If Dr. Henegar needs to perform additional treatments or take x-rays, the process may take a little longer. Be sure to show up early to your appointment — so we have adequate time to process your paperwork and address all of your oral health needs.
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Keep Your Smile Healthy With Regular Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings are a vital part of a proactive oral health plan and are a key component to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Henegar and his team help adults and children boost the health and beauty of their smiles by removing plaque, tartar, and stain from the teeth during prophylaxis visits. To schedule your family's dental cleaning visits or to learn about insurance coverage for your care, please get in touch with R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. in Colorado Springs, CO today!
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