Teeth Cleaning in Tukwila
Creating the Brightest Smiles
Many of the foods and drinks we love, can stain or damage our teeth. As we age, our teeth may begin to lose enamel or suffer from a variety of different oral health issues. Even the most avid brushers, flossers, and mouth rinsers can experience drastic changes to their teeth due to their diet or genetics. Maintain good oral hygiene with the teeth cleaning treatments and expert team at Smiles @ Southcenter.
What We Offer
Most dental insurances will cover up to 2 annual teeth cleanings per year. For patients without dental insurance, we offer convenient and affordable dental membership plans.
- Convenient Saturday appointments
- Pain-free sedation dental care
- A state of the art facility
- Dental membership plans for those without the benefit of insurance
- All of your dental needs taken care of in a single location
- Convenient location near Southcenter Mall with easy access to I-5 and I-405
- Flexible appointment scheduling
To make your appointment more comfortable, we offer headphones, blankets, pillows and dark glasses.
Give us a call today to schedule your teeth cleaning!
Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings
Regular dental visits are very important because they keep your teeth and gums healthy. Only a dental professional can remove plaque build-up from those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing and flossing can’t access. When you eat or drink, some of the particles get stuck on and around your teeth. If you don’t remove them, the bacteria in your mouth will break down the particles into acids and those acids will eat away at the enamel and cause tooth decay. Plaque not only causes cavities it also causes periodontal (gum) disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
We believe that your smile is something you should be proud of. Don’t let another day go by without regular teeth cleaning services. Regular teeth cleanings, at least twice a year, at Smiles @ Southcenter combined with good oral hygiene habits at home can prevent dental decay, bad breath, gum disease and help your overall health. In fact, researchers have found regular teeth cleanings can lower your risk for some diseases like heart disease and stroke.
Protect Your Oral Health
If you want to protect your oral health, making appointments to have your teeth cleaned every six months is a must. Routine cleanings will help reduce plaque buildup, make you less likely to develop cavities, keep your teeth looking bright and clean, and lower your odds of developing gum disease. Many people who come in think a teeth cleaning just polishes the tooth enamel above the gum line. But problem-causing plaque often exists below the gum line, too. If the bacteria is not removed, it can destroy the bone supporting your teeth, causing the teeth to loosen and fall out.
First, our dental hygienist will use a special instrument known as a dental scaler to remove the tartar that has built up on your teeth. While daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward protecting your teeth from plaque, you’ll need to rely on your dentist to remove tartar, which is the hardened form that plaque takes when it has been left on your teeth too long.
After removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, our dental hygienist will use a special toothpaste and power toothbrush to polish them. This isn’t like the routine brushing you do at home—it’s a more advanced procedure that involves smoothing out the surfaces of your teeth, so it will be harder for tartar to develop there again.
Just as you floss at home, our dental hygienist will floss between your teeth after polishing them to ensure that the spaces between your teeth are clean. If you have any questions about proper flossing techniques or which type of dental floss you should be using, now is a great time to ask them.
Before your cleaning is complete, one of our dentists will carefully examine your teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. We will also check for any signs of periodontal disease, oral cancer, and tooth misalignment issues. If you haven’t had dental X-rays taken in a while, we may recommend that you have them done.