Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland

Teeth cleaning is a vital part of preventative dental care. Routine dental exams and hygiene cleaning treatments help ward off gingivitis and stop the progression of periodontal disease and avoid the formation of cavities. Whether you need a routine or deep cleaning, Smiles on Florida is excited to help you achieve your best smile.

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Benefits of Teeth Cleaning at Smiles on Florida?

Wonder why you need to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist when you can do it at home? You can fight off periodontal disease and prevent cavities before they happen by getting routine dental health cleanings. Have you been experiencing bleeding or gum sensitivity? We can help you determine whether you might need a deep cleaning.

Maintain your health

According to the American Dental Association between 60% and 80% of the U.S. adult population suffer from some form of gum disease. Dental cleanings are necessary because plaque and tartar builds both above and below your gum line.

Unlock Your Best Smile

Our expert Lakeland based hygiene team can help tackle discolored or stained teeth by addressing any plaque build-ups. Ready to take it to the next level?

Save Money

Preventative care is often covered by insurance or available for low out of pocket costs. And because of the health benefits mentioned above, it can help you avoid a much more costly procedure to restore your oral health.

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How Often Do I Need My Teeth Cleaned in Lakeland?

Best practices (and many insurance provider’s coverage) recommend getting a dental hygiene teeth cleaning at least every 6 months, regardless of age. However, the American Dental Association notes it is important to tailor appointment frequency to “individual need based on assessed risk of disease”. 

If you have family history of periodontal disease, let our team know. Our doctors can help you determine the right appointment schedule for you to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape.

What Happens At My Teeth Cleaning Appointment at Smiles on Florida of Lakeland?

Dental Exam:

One of our Lakeland based hygienist will briefly examine your teeth before cleaning to ensure there are nothing that needs special attention. Additionally…

    • If this is the first time you are seeing a dentist this year, your appointment will likely include x-rays/a more formal exam with a doctor on our team.
    • If you are brand new to Smiles on Florida, you will have a new patient appointment.

Cleaning:

Our team will gently and effectively remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and around the gums. Lakeland area hygienists will utilize a variety of tools including a scaler, high-grade toothbrush, and powerful toothpaste to restore your smile.

Flossing:

Your hygienist will floss your teeth near the end of the cleaning process. Not only will this help them remove plaque that couldn’t be removed with surface level cleaning, they also spot areas where your gums are sensitive/bleeding that may need extra attention.

Fluoride treatment:

Based on the state of your teeth and time since your last teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be recommended. This will only take a few minutes, and this natural mineral will help your teeth fight off cavity-causing bacteria and support healthy tooth enamel. 

    • If you have crowns, bridges braces, or removable dentures, your risk of cavities is higher, and fluoride is even more important. 
    • Fluoride comes in the form of a gel, form, or varnish the hygienist will apply to your teeth.

Education/presentation:

Good dental health doesn’t stop with regular office visits. Our hygienist will walk you through proper brushing and flossing techniques to practice at home between appointments. Best practices include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. They can also make a recommendation for a toothbrush/toothpaste that addresses your specific oral health needs.

The length of your appointment time will vary on how much tartar and plaque has built up, and on the type of cleaning required.

Dental Exam:

One of our Lakeland based hygienist will briefly examine your teeth before cleaning to ensure there are nothing that needs special attention. Additionally…

    • If this is the first time you are seeing a dentist this year, your appointment will likely include x-rays/a more formal exam with a doctor on our team.
    • If you are brand new to Smiles on Florida, you will have a new patient appointment.

Cleaning:

Our team will gently and effectively remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and around the gums. Lakeland area hygienists will utilize a variety of tools including a scaler, high-grade toothbrush, and powerful toothpaste to restore your smile.

Flossing:

Your hygienist will floss your teeth near the end of the cleaning process. Not only will this help them remove plaque that couldn’t be removed with surface level cleaning, they also spot areas where your gums are sensitive/bleeding that may need extra attention.

Fluoride treatment:

Based on the state of your teeth and time since your last teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be recommended. This will only take a few minutes, and this natural mineral will help your teeth fight off cavity-causing bacteria and support healthy tooth enamel. 

    • If you have crowns, bridges braces, or removable dentures, your risk of cavities is higher, and fluoride is even more important. 
    • Fluoride comes in the form of a gel, form, or varnish the hygienist will apply to your teeth.

Education/presentation:

Good dental health doesn’t stop with regular office visits. Our hygienist will walk you through proper brushing and flossing techniques to practice at home between appointments. Best practices include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. They can also make a recommendation for a toothbrush/toothpaste that addresses your specific oral health needs.

The length of your appointment time will vary on how much tartar and plaque has built up, and on the type of cleaning required.

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What Are the Different Types of Teeth Cleaning Treatments?

Routine Teeth Cleaning

A standard cleaning maintains health free of periodontal gum disease, and focuses on cleaning the surface and in between teeth. It includes cleaning with professional grade “gritty” toothpaste, flossing, and any additional treatments such as fluoride application. Having one of these hygiene visits twice a year is important to maintain your oral health.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Also called periodontal scaling and root planning, a dentist may recommend a deep cleaning. This might be done for a variety of reasons - for example if there a significant build-up amount of plaque/tarter that has exceed your gum line and created space called “pockets” or any bone loss is seen on x-rays.

  • This non-surgical periodontal treatment will help you avoid tooth loss. While your specific treatment plan may vary based on your specific oral health and the progression of your gum disease, typically your deep cleaning will include the following steps:
  • Before the treatment begins, the area effected will be carefully numbed with local anesthesia as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Your dentist will consistently check in to ensure you are not feeling pain throughout the procedure.
  • An expert Lakeland periodontist will use specialized scaling tools to remove tarter, plaque, and calculus attached to the teeth so the pockets created by the build-up can heal and gum recession stops. Often this will include irrigating the gums as well.
  • Next, the doctor will do root planing - smoothing out the root area both promotes healing and helps fight off the bacteria. 
  • This type of dental cleaning may take more than one appointment to complete, including a follow-up to evaluate the state of your gums and any pockets that were developing.
  • While you may experience some sore or tenderness for a few days after your procedure, you should be able to immediately return to normal activities unless instructed differently by your doctor.

Our experts at Smiles on Florida will help you determine which type of teeth cleaning you need as a part of creating your treatment plan. Interested in whitening? Talk to your hygienist about our teeth whitening solutions! 

Routine Teeth Cleaning

A standard cleaning maintains health free of periodontal gum disease, and focuses on cleaning the surface and in between teeth. It includes cleaning with professional grade “gritty” toothpaste, flossing, and any additional treatments such as fluoride application. Having one of these hygiene visits twice a year is important to maintain your oral health.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Also called periodontal scaling and root planning, a dentist may recommend a deep cleaning. This might be done for a variety of reasons - for example if there a significant build-up amount of plaque/tarter that has exceed your gum line and created space called “pockets” or any bone loss is seen on x-rays.

  • This non-surgical periodontal treatment will help you avoid tooth loss. While your specific treatment plan may vary based on your specific oral health and the progression of your gum disease, typically your deep cleaning will include the following steps:
  • Before the treatment begins, the area effected will be carefully numbed with local anesthesia as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Your dentist will consistently check in to ensure you are not feeling pain throughout the procedure.
  • An expert Lakeland periodontist will use specialized scaling tools to remove tarter, plaque, and calculus attached to the teeth so the pockets created by the build-up can heal and gum recession stops. Often this will include irrigating the gums as well.
  • Next, the doctor will do root planing - smoothing out the root area both promotes healing and helps fight off the bacteria. 
  • This type of dental cleaning may take more than one appointment to complete, including a follow-up to evaluate the state of your gums and any pockets that were developing.
  • While you may experience some sore or tenderness for a few days after your procedure, you should be able to immediately return to normal activities unless instructed differently by your doctor.

Our experts at Smiles on Florida will help you determine which type of teeth cleaning you need as a part of creating your treatment plan. Interested in whitening? Talk to your hygienist about our teeth whitening solutions! 

Why Choose Smiles on Florida in Lakeland For you Teeth Cleaning?

Our Team

  • The team here at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here
  • Smiles on Florida is a judgment-free zone. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve been to a dentist, we are just excited to help you get your oral health on the right track.
  • We have some of Lakeland’s top doctors. If anything comes up during your hygiene visit, they will create a treatment plan for you and talk you through every step of the way.
  • Our hygienists will work with you to to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to continue good dental hygiene at home

Pricing

At Smiles on Florida, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Lakeland area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At Smiles on Florida, we invest in the latest in top-of-the-line technology and equipment to ensure you are getting the best care possible. This includes digital iTero® intraoral scanners. This machinery helps our team generate realistic predictive images for certain treatment plans, helping you visualize your potential smile.

Our Team

  • The team here at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here
  • Smiles on Florida is a judgment-free zone. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve been to a dentist, we are just excited to help you get your oral health on the right track.
  • We have some of Lakeland’s top doctors. If anything comes up during your hygiene visit, they will create a treatment plan for you and talk you through every step of the way.
  • Our hygienists will work with you to to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to continue good dental hygiene at home

Pricing

At Smiles on Florida, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Lakeland area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At Smiles on Florida, we invest in the latest in top-of-the-line technology and equipment to ensure you are getting the best care possible. This includes digital iTero® intraoral scanners. This machinery helps our team generate realistic predictive images for certain treatment plans, helping you visualize your potential smile.

How Much Does a Dental Teeth Cleaning Cost at Smiles on Florida of Lakeland?

We understand that concern over the cost might be keeping you from seeing the dentist.

Smiles on Florida partners with the following insurance providers. Many dental health plans one to two annual dental cleanings at little to no out-of-pocket cost to you (usually along with an exam).

According to the Academy of Dental CPAs, the average cost of a cleaning before insurance is $90-$129. 

We pride ourselves on offering the best prices for dental teeth cleaning in Lakeland.

Our team is happy to work with you even if you have no insurance. Don’t miss out on our cost savings specials - limited time only, so schedule now!

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$59 New Patient Special

Complete Exam by the Dentist AND a Full Set of Digital X-Rays!

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants are a simple, effective, and affordable way to help reduce the risk of cavities.

Fluoride Treatment

Looking for a preventive defense against tooth decay? Fluoride treatment might be right for you.

iTero® Digital Dentistry

Ready to visualize your new smile? The team at Smiles on Florida recognizes the vital role of modern dental technology in delivering exceptional dental care.

Lakeland Veneers

Our veneers are designed to look and fit naturally over your teeth. Remember, veneers are a permanent dental solution.

Lakeland Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Lakeland Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Lakeland Dental Bridges

A bridge is placed to correct teeth that sit on either side of a gap. A dental bridge can restore your smile, while also maintaining your face shape.

Lakeland Dental Bonding

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Invisalign

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Teeth Cleaning

At Smiles on Florida, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Dentures Lakeland, FL

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, but it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Smiles on Florida is Lakeland’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

All on X Dental Implants

With All on X implants/dentures, patients can enjoy the full functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Starting as low as $217 monthly per arch. *some restrictions apply

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. At Smiles On Florida in Lakeland, FL, we would be honored to be your cosmetic dentist.

Sedation Dentistry

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Oral Cancer Screening

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Disease Treatment

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, the Doctor is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

TMJ Treatment

The terms TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. The TMJ is the jaw joint, and a TMD is a problem with the joint.

Dental Implants

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Invisalign and Clear Braces

Clear aligners are made from transparent materials that adjust your teeth without the “hardware” traditionally associated with braces.

Routine and Deep Cleaning

There are two parts to your Smiles on Florida visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as aesthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dentures and Partials

We know that life with dentures and partials can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's important to remove teeth that are painful, broken down and infected, yet on the other hand, improperly made dentures used to replace those missing or extracted teeth can make eating, drinking and speaking very difficult.

Tooth Colored Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Smiles on Florida we have completed thousands of fillings.

Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!