Many of our patients look forward to a teeth cleaning with our dental hygiene team. Those that have a fear of the dentist, or having dental procedures done, love having their teeth cleaned by our dental hygiene team. Each hygienist eliminates any concern you might have by thoroughly explaining what you can expect during teeth cleaning appointments. Contact us for more information.
Teeth Cleaning in Nashville - Antioch, TN
Brushing and flossing at home isn’t enough. No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth with a toothbrush, floss between your teeth, and use mouthwash, you will always end up with plaque between and below the gum tissue that should be removed by a professional.
Montee Dental Co. recommends scheduling a cleaning with our hygiene team every 3-6 months, depending upon the needs of each patient.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), two professional dental cleaning sessions a year can dramatically improve your improve oral health and hygiene. The AGD states two appointments per year conducted at a highly rated dental clinic reinforces the teeth cleaning at home techniques you follow daily.
Dr. Montee understands the anxiety that some patients feel right before visiting his Antioch clinic for teeth cleaning in Nashville.
"I have worked over the years to be able to offer dental care tailored specifically for you. Whether you see a dentist on a regular basis or haven’t been to a dentist in many years, I assure you that I’ll make your visit as relaxing as possible."
Easing your worries is a primary focus for Dr. Stan.
Dr. Stan suggests every one of his patients follow the ADG’s advices for scheduling at least two teeth cleaning dentist sessions per year. Visit our office or give us a call to ask questions about the dental cleaning services we perform.
Teeth Cleanings By Our Dental Hygienists
Many of our patients look forward to a teeth cleaning with our dental hygiene team. Those that have a fear of the dentist, or having dental procedures done, love having their teeth cleaned by our dental hygiene team. Each hygienist eliminates any concern you might have by thoroughly explaining what you can expect during teeth cleaning appointments.
The following is a list of common services we offer during your teeth cleaning appointment:
Oral Examination by Dr. Stan Montee
Oral Cancer Screening
Prophylaxis To Remove Staining
Thorough Flossing & Hygiene Instruction
Time to Address Concerns You May Have
Dr. Montee might recommend all of the services we provide during a teeth cleaning session. Teeth cleaning costs depend largely on whether or not you have dental insurance. We will be able to gather your dental insurance information per your request, and prepare you for any copay if necessary.
What are the Top 5 Teeth Cleaning Benefits?
Scheduling a routine dental cleaning (every 3-6 months) can do a number of things for your overall health. Here are just a few benefits that jump out that everyone should be aware of.
Cavity Prevention - Overtime, the plaque that isn’t removed during your dental homecare turns into an acidic substance, eating away at your tooth enamel, thus causing tooth decay.
Prevents Tooth & Bone Loss - If plaque isn’t properly removed, it will begin moving further down into your gum tissue and below your gumline, causing gum disease. When this happens, your bone begins to deteriorate and eventually you begin losing teeth.
Enhances Your Smile - During your teeth cleaning your dental hygienist will perform a prophylaxis. This involves an instrument using what looks like an electric toothbrush, and brushes away the stains left from coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco.
Freshens Your Breath - By removing plaque and tarter that may be resting below the gumline, chances are your breath will have a revitalized freshness.
Improves Your Health - Numerous studies have linked oral health with physical health. Regularly scheduled dental cleaning appointments can lower your risk of contracting a stroke and/or heart disease.
By opting for preventive dental care such as a teeth cleaning in Nashville at our Antioch clinic, you save money on teeth cleaning costs. For example, paying to have your teeth cleaned twice a year by our dental hygienist can help you avoid paying for more expensive dental procedures in the future because you are working to prevent cavities.
DIY Techniques To Use With Regular Brushing & Flossing
You might be surprised to learn that understanding how to take care of your oral health at home is just as important as how often you schedule (and attend!) your dental hygiene appointments.
Dr. Stan presents each patient with information on the proper way to brush and floss teeth at least twice a day. We would also like to provide you with some ways that patients like to additionally take care of their teeth at home.
Please note - this should NOT replace brushing and flossing regularly.
As a traditional Indian folk technique that enhances oral health and removing damaging toxins from the body, oil pulling involves swishing natural oil around inside your mouth to eliminate bacteria. Plentiful amounts of bacteria turn into plaque and cause your teeth to change from pearly white to discolored yellow. Coconut oil represents the most popular choice for swishing natural oil inside the mouth to remove harmful plaque.
Brushing Teeth Using Baking Soda
You might have noticed a few nationally recognized toothpaste brands have incorporated baking soda into their proprietary toothpaste formulas. Baking soda possesses natural teeth whitening properties, without damaging teeth enamel. As a mild abrasive that offers an affordable teeth cleaning at home remedy, baking soda scrubs away tooth surface stains, such as the stains caused by consuming staining foods and drink like coffee and chocolate.
A review of five different studies shows toothpaste that contained baking soda did a better job of dental cleaning than the teeth cleaning capabilities of toothpastes that had no baking soda as part of the list of ingredients. The higher the percentage of baking soda in toothpaste, the greater the teeth whitening benefits of using toothpaste that includes baking soda.
As a natural bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide quickly kills bacteria that form inside the mouth. We have worked on patients during dental cleaning sessions that have used hydrogen peroxide for several years. Many of the over the counter teeth cleaning products you find in supermarkets contain at least a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. The toothpaste you buy in stores has lower amounts of hydrogen peroxide than the commercial toothpastes applied by professionals like Dr. Montee.
There are not many studies available for review to demonstrate the correlation between healthier teeth and hydrogen peroxide. However, one study discovered a connection between using the combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in toothpaste and substantially healthier teeth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Used for centuries as an effective tooth disinfectant and natural cleaning product, apple cider vinegar offers a cost effective strategy to remove harmful bacteria from the mouth. Acetic acid, which represents the primary active ingredient in apple cider vinegar, quickly kills bacteria to prevent cavities and other forms of tooth decay. One research study conducted on teeth extracted from cows proved apple cider vinegar produces a definite positive bleaching effect on teeth. You should dilute apple cider vinegar with water and swish it around in the mouth in the same manner you swish around mouthwash.
What is the Cost of a Teeth Cleaning?
Teeth cleaning costs depend on several factors.
The type of cleaning that is being performed..
The office you go to will also help determine how much it will cost. For example, specialist offices sometimes are more expensive rather than general or family dentists.
Your dental coverage.
On average, a standard teeth cleaning (and exam) appointment can run between $0 and $350, depending on the office fees and what your insurance will cover.
Dental insurance typically covers the cost of routine teeth cleaning appointments. Many of our patients have dental insurance paid for by an employer, but the insurance often does not include costlier dental services such as periodontal maintenance more than twice per year.
Dr. Stan Montee offers a dental savings plan that allows patients to put away a little bit of money for use during the proverbial dental rainy day.
Dr. Stan Montee - A Highly Rated Dental Professional in Nashville, Tennessee
We encourage you to perform research, before deciding in which dental clinic to schedule a dental cleaning appointment. Dr. Montee and his accomplished team of dental professionals have earned positive online reviews for providing compassionate dental services at affordable prices.
Dr. Stan is a member of numerous professional dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Call our office or complete our convenient online form today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stan and his team of highly acclaimed dental professionals.
By making an appointment today, you are making the choice to invest in
your overall body health—keeping your self healthy today & for many years to come!