Dental Cleaning Specialist

Katrina M. Schroeder, DMD -  - Dentist

Schroeder Dental Group

Katrina M. Schroeder, DMD

Dentist located in Apopka, FL

Dental cleanings are incredibly beneficial, which is why insurance plans almost always cover them. Having professional dental cleanings twice a year with Katrina Schroeder, DMD, at Schroeder Dental Group in Apopka, Florida, is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you’re overdue for a cleaning, the team at Schroeder Dental Group can take of your teeth. Call the office or schedule an appointment online for your next dental cleaning.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What is a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with a quick exam. A dental professional at Schroeder Dental Group visually looks at your gums and teeth, checking for any obvious issues. If you need X-rays, they are taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment.

After that, the actual cleaning begins, and the dentist or hygienist will use a small tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The length of time this process takes depends on how much plaque or tartar buildup you have.

Once the plaque and tartar have been scraped away, the hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to brush your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive professional flossing. Lastly, you may be given a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth between office visits.

How often should I schedule cleanings?

Your dental cleaning frequency depends on your general dental health. Twice a year is the standard recommendation. If you have a history of gum disease or another oral health issue, you may want to have your teeth cleaned more often. The American Dental Association, the nation's leading source of oral health information, advises talking with your dentist about your unique dental cleaning needs.

Even with common procedures like routine dental cleanings, consulting with the expert team at Schroeder Dental Group about your unique situation is critical to receiving outstanding care.

Everyone has different needs, especially when it comes to his or her health. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

How do dental cleanings impact my overall health?

Oral health is not separate from overall health. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, and oral health is integral to good health.

There's a chance that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The theory is that dental cleanings lessen the number of bacteria reaching your lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been tied to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, all play a role in maintaining excellent health.

Take a step toward better health. If you need a dental cleaning, call Schroeder Dental Group or schedule your appointment online.