Teeth Cleaning in Woodland

Teeth Cleaning at Travis P. Phillips, DMD in Woodland

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, Travis P. Phillips, DMD is excited to help you achieve your best smile.

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Benefits of Teeth Cleaning at Travis P. Phillips, DMD?

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 Woodland based hygiene team can help tackle discolored or stained teeth by addressing any plaque build-ups. Ready to take it to the next level?
See the cosmetic services offered at Travis P. Phillips, DMD here.

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 Woodland?

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.

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What Happens At My Teeth Cleaning Appointment at Travis P. Phillips, DMD of Woodland?

Dental Exam:

One of our Woodland 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD, 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. Woodland 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 Woodland 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD, 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. Woodland 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 Woodland 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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 Woodland 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD in Woodland For you Teeth Cleaning?

Our Team

  • The team here at Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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
  • Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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 Woodland’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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Woodland area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At Travis P. Phillips, DMD, 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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
  • Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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 Woodland’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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Woodland area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At Travis P. Phillips, DMD, 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 Travis P. Phillips, DMD of Woodland?

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

Travis P. Phillips, DMD 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 Woodland.

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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Cosmetics

Cosmetic dentistry combines the art of aesthetics, the knowledge of dental structures, and the science behind technological innovations in order to make your teeth look and feel their best.

Dental Crowns

A crown is a cap, for a damaged tooth. When created and placed correctly, dental crowns are unnoticeable from your other teeth.

Emergency Dentistry

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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.

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 Phillips Dental recognizes the vital role of modern dental technology in delivering exceptional dental care.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your search for exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Anniston ends at Dr. Phillips Dentistry! Our dedicated team specializes in all aspects of cosmetic dental care.

Dental Exams And Check-Ups

There are two parts to your Travis P. Phillips, DMD visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are made of titanium and have special coatings that encourage the fusing of human bone. The top of each implant has an internal screw channel so that crowns, bridges, and or dentures can be screwed in place.

Teeth Whitening

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