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Dental Cleaning Services in Canton, Ohio

Maintaining good oral health through consistent professional cleanings is important because oral health impacts overall health.  At Minter Dentistry in Canton, Ohio, we are committed to helping you keep your teeth and mouth healthy through complete dental care, including thorough dental cleanings performed by our talented staff.

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What is a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning, sometimes called dental prophylaxis or “prophy,” is a preventive treatment designed to help people maintain good oral health.  Plaque, bacteria, bacterial by-products, and stains are removed from the surface of teeth, which prevents cavities, gingivitis, and other dental problems from occurring. During a professional cleaning, the provider uses specialized tools and equipment under direct access to clean all surfaces and areas that can be difficult to reach.  This makes professional dental cleaning important even for people who have good home care.

What are the Steps of a Dental Cleaning Appointment?

Here’s what you can expect at your next dental cleaning appointment:

  • Oral examination. We will check your mouth for cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems like oral cancer. We may also take dental x-rays if needed. 
  • Scaling. We use specialized dental tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. 
  • Polishing. We use a polishing tool and special toothpaste to remove surface stains from your teeth. The polishing step creates a smooth surface for that fresh, just-been-to-the-dentist feeling.
  • Fluoride treatment. All cleanings include a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the enamel and protect against future cavities. Fluoride treatments are easy to apply and are scientifically proven to be safe and effective.

What are the Benefits of Dental Cleaning Services?

Dental cleaning services are an important part of your dental care routine. When you come in twice a year for dental cleanings, you are taking an important step to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and committing to your overall health. Dental cleanings help prevent dental problems and also give the dentist an opportunity to see any issues while they’re small and relatively easy to fix. Treatment needs to be caught early are also typically less costly and offer a quicker recovery time. 

What Other Preventive Care Services are Offered at Minter Dentistry?

At Minter Dentistry, we also offer the following preventive care services:

  • Complete exams and x-rays. The dentist examines your entire mouth, utilizing x-rays to create a custom treatment plan for your situation. 
  • Dental cleanings. Plaque and tartar buildup is professionally removed from your teeth, preventing cavities and gum disease.
  • Oral cancer and sleep apnea screening. All areas of the oral cavity are examined for certain signs and symptoms of oral cancer or sleep apnea, conditions that could become very serious if not treated.
  • Treatment for sore gums. If you have sore gums, we can provide options to relieve the soreness.
  • Night guards, sports guards, and retainers. We offer many different oral appliances that can help you protect, support and maintain your teeth.  These appliances are comfortable and can be made quickly.
  • Sleep apnea appliances. We can provide you with a custom appliance to relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea.
  • Pediatric dentistry. Our dental office and preventive care treatments are appropriate for children of all ages.
  • Silver diamine fluoride treatment. Often used in kids and applied directly to a tooth surface, this medication can stop a cavity from getting bigger and guard against sensitivity without needles or shots. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Dental Cleaning Specialist

Is it time for your next dental cleaning in Canton, Ohio? Keep your teeth healthy by scheduling an appointment at Minter Dentistry. We are dedicated to helping you keep your teeth for life by providing kind and compassionate preventive dental care.