Dental Hygiene Appointments


Preventative Care

Regular cleanings are the most common recommended preventive dental care procedure, because they can help prevent many dental health issues. Along with daily brushing and flossing at home, dental cleanings can help you maintain optimum oral health and hygiene. Cleanings are more effective for removing tartar and plaque buildup in your teeth than regular brushing and flossing. They also prevent tooth decay and help us to identify any potential oral health conditions in their early stages. This allows us to provide you with the most effective treatment before anything turns into a serious health concern and becomes more costly.

Why do I need professional cleanings?

Even if you follow a brushing and flossing routine at home, it is still highly recommended that you consistently visit us for professional cleanings. While oral health care at home is extremely necessary for the optimal health of your teeth and gums, plaque can still buildup in certain areas. Plaque buildup can harden into tartar and become a potential cause for tooth decay and gum disease. At Pendleton Family Dentistry, we have the advanced equipment and techniques for the removal of plaque buildup and tartar that allows you to enjoy a beautiful smile with healthy gums and teeth. We can also clean and adjust your dental appliances such as partial or full dentures, and mouthguards.

What should I expect during a cleaning?

At Pendleton Family Dentistry, our highly skilled dental hygienists will carefully clean your teeth and gums with the help of advanced equipment. The professional teeth cleaning process includes removal of plaque and tartar along with some of the stains on your teeth. Once your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned, your teeth will be flossed to remove any debris remaining between them. The final step of professional teeth cleaning is polishing.

If you regularly care for your oral health at home, the professional teeth cleaning procedure should not take long to complete. If you have any existing oral health conditions, the cleaning process may take a bit longer. During this procedure, we will make sure that you experience minimum sensitivity and discomfort with our use of the latest equipment and modern techniques.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Our dental health experts recommend that you visit us for your routine teeth cleaning once every six months. Some need to come in more frequently, depending on existing oral health conditions.

You get only the best services and care at Pendleton Family Dentistry

What Our Patients are Saying

"Dr. Southard was so nice, and took her time with me. Staff was very friendly, office was very nice and clean. I will recommend Pendleton Family Dentistry to everybody!"

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"Everyone at Pendleton Family Dentistry was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The office was clean, and my new patient exam was very quick and painless. It was a great experience."

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"The staff was friendly and efficient, and Dr. Southard was polite and professional. Their streamlined process made making an appointment so easy. So glad I found a great place for my dental needs! "

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