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How Long Should a Typical Cleaning Take?

Taking care of your teeth properly is very important. While it is important to take care of your teeth at home by brushing and flossing a couple of times per day, you also need to come in to see a dentist on a regular basis for a cleaning and examination. Ideally, you should come in for a dental cleaning and examination at least a couple of times per year.

What is a Cleaning and Examination?

Coming in for a dental cleaning and examination is important. When you come in to Choice Dental Associates for a cleaning and examination, you will normally start with a full teeth cleaning provided by a trained and licensed hygienist. Once that is done, you may have some images taken and then receive a full examination from Dr. Daniel or Dr. David Roberts. During this process, the dentist will be able to ensure that your teeth are in good condition. If there is decay or other cause for concern, the dentist may recommend additional services.

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How long will a cleaning and examination take?

The time that it takes to receive a cleaning and examination will vary on a variety of different factors. The first factor that will impact how long it takes is the level of service that you receive. In some cases, you may receive a cleaning that goes very well. If your teeth appear to be in great condition, you may not need images taken and the examination will go quickly. However, if there is decay or other cause for concern, the appointment could take longer as your situation is evaluated.

An examination and cleaning can also take longer if you additional services. After a cleaning, some people will have a fluoride treatment or even teeth whitening. Both of these services can easily add 15 to 30 minutes to your appointment. However, overall, you should expect that an appointment take between 30 and 60 minutes.

Contact Choice Dental Associates in Garland, TX

If you are overdue for your next dental cleaning, you should call us today to schedule an appointment. When you call us at Choice Dental Care, we can answer any questions that you have about our services and procedures. We can also help you to schedule an appointment today with Dr. Daniel Stegall & Dr. David Roberts. When you come here to have an exam and cleaning from Dr. Stegall & Dr. Roberts, you will find that were are very friendly and professional and use the latest technology to make the process as efficient as possible.

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