Sparta Dental Associates - Sparta

Teeth Cleanings in Sparta

Maintaining oral health and avoiding unexpected dental pain and costs can be achieved by planning dental checkups and cleanings every 6 to 8 months to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
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Taking Care Of Your Teeth

Scheduling regular teeth cleanings and checkups is a vital step in maintaining optimal oral health, impacting not only the teeth but also the gums and the entire mouth. These cleanings remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that contribute to decay, gum disease, and chronic bad breath.

A hygienist can clean areas that are typically hard to reach with daily brushing and flossing. Regular dental examinations provide an opportunity for dental professionals to monitor your oral health closely and identify problems early, which can help avoid painful and expensive treatments in the future.

Additionally, these cleanings can naturally brighten and whiten your teeth, eliminating the need for chemical bleaching. They are crucial for removing plaque, a substance that damages enamel, tartar build-up that may cause gum disease and stains from beverages like coffee and tea. These checkups also involve looking for signs of receding gums and detecting any chipped or broken teeth, as well as other indicators of oral disease and infection.

What happens during a cleaning?

Gum Health

Often undervalued yet incredibly important, your gums are essential for holding your teeth in place and defining your smile. Our examination will include a detailed inspection of your tongue, gums, teeth, and all other mouth areas, with special attention to the gum line. This comprehensive check is aimed at ensuring the total health of your mouth and preventing any signs of inflammation or early gum disease. We promise to approach the topic of your flossing habits with understanding and without harsh judgment.

Plaque and Tartar

A soft, sticky layer known as plaque tends to accumulate on teeth. If not regularly and thoroughly cleaned through brushing, flossing, and professional dental care, it can harden into tartar, which is generally darker and often located in difficult-to-clean spots like the gumline. A trained dental hygienist possesses the right tools and expertise to delicately yet effectively remove both plaque and tartar from these hard-to-reach areas. After removing these deposits, we can then polish your teeth to erase stains and make them gleam.

The Final Exam

After the cleaning process, it’s prime time for your dentist to conduct a detailed examination of your teeth. They will look over your dental chart and x-rays, honing in on any potential problem areas or worrisome trends. The dentist may recommend further dental treatments or provide advice on ways to halt or reverse conditions like tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. We are eager to answer any of your questions or hear about any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you might have experienced.

The Cost Of A Cleaning In Sparta

Routine checkups and cleanings are such a great way to prevent and avoid dental problems that most insurance companies will nearly completely cover them on a routine basis. Usually every 6 months. If you are without dental insurance, you can expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $300 and up, especially if it’s your first visit or first cleaning in a long time.

When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we refer to a few important factors:
  • Your current oral health.
  • Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
  • The amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs.
  • The equipment and supplies that will be needed to serve all your needs.

These routine appointments are very important to us, as we see them as the most effective way to prevent more invasive treatments, prevent serious dental pain and keep you as happy and healthy as possible.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s usually best to come in for a teeth cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, based on your specific dental needs, the dentist might propose more regular visits. Conversely, if insurance or financial considerations are a concern, we can schedule your appointments further apart if it’s crucial.

If you’re experiencing any discomfort or pain in your mouth, it’s important to contact us without waiting. Cleanings provide an opportunity to prevent dental issues, but they’re not the only time for discussing these concerns. Please let us know about even seemingly minor problems right away, so we can resolve them while they’re still easily manageable.

The average expected length is 30 – 40 minutes

Use a toothpaste that both controls tartar and contains fluoride. Despite excellent brushing habits, the only way to effectively remove plaque between teeth and prevent tartar in those tricky areas is through regular flossing. Don’t forget to rinse daily with an antiseptic mouthwash to help kill plaque-causing bacteria.

Keep up the good work your dentist has done by continuing to brush and floss your teeth diligently after they have been cleaned.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Joanna Reed
2 weeks ago
My husband and I are new clients to Sparta Dental Associates. Kyle, my dental hygienist and Dr. Emma Quigley provided the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly experience we have ever had at a dental office. We cannot remember a more perfect dental experience. I am so grateful to have them as our dental team. Highly recommend them!
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I had a regularly scheduled check up and cleaning at Sparta Dental this morning. As always it was a wonderful visit. The staff is all very friendly and professional. Dr Emma is great. She makes you feel very comfortable. Today was good news ; no cavities and clean teeth. In the past when I have had some serious issues Dr. Emma explained everything fully in language I could understand, answered all my questions, explained my options and kept me as comfortable as possible. I liove Soarta Dental and strongly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a dentist. The staff is extremely helpful, professional, friendly and welcoming. Everything I have ever had done here has been excellent.
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Karen Parkes
1 month ago
Everyone at this practice is super nice! I had my first visit and cleaning today and it was wonderful (I know, not a word associated with dentists. But I really mean it)! Scarlett cleaned my teeth and made me feel very comfortable about the whole process and explained every step! Dr. Emma came in for my exam and was very thorough and explained every issue I had in detail. She also set me up with a treatment plan to take care of everything! I have never liked going to the dentist, but everyone in this practice makes you feel very welcomed. I am actually looking forward to going back and have my teeth fixed.
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Lynn Hartsell
5 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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gina richardson
8 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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Joanna Reed
2 weeks ago
My husband and I are new clients to Sparta Dental Associates. Kyle, my dental hygienist and Dr. Emma Quigley provided the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly experience we have ever had at a dental office. We cannot remember a more perfect dental experience. I am so grateful to have them as our dental team. Highly recommend them!
More
I had a regularly scheduled check up and cleaning at Sparta Dental this morning. As always it was a wonderful visit. The staff is all very friendly and professional. Dr Emma is great. She makes you feel very comfortable. Today was good news ; no cavities and clean teeth. In the past when I have had some serious issues Dr. Emma explained everything fully in language I could understand, answered all my questions, explained my options and kept me as comfortable as possible. I liove Soarta Dental and strongly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a dentist. The staff is extremely helpful, professional, friendly and welcoming. Everything I have ever had done here has been excellent.
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Karen Parkes
1 month ago
Everyone at this practice is super nice! I had my first visit and cleaning today and it was wonderful (I know, not a word associated with dentists. But I really mean it)! Scarlett cleaned my teeth and made me feel very comfortable about the whole process and explained every step! Dr. Emma came in for my exam and was very thorough and explained every issue I had in detail. She also set me up with a treatment plan to take care of everything! I have never liked going to the dentist, but everyone in this practice makes you feel very welcomed. I am actually looking forward to going back and have my teeth fixed.
More
Lynn Hartsell
5 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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gina richardson
8 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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