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Teeth Cleanings in Mililani, HI

Even with consistent daily care, all patients need to visit their local dentist for a teeth cleaning and exam. At Mauka Family Dental, our Mililani dentist recommends a routine teeth cleaning and exam twice per year. By visiting regularly for these preventive services, decay, gum disease, and other dental problems can be addressed or prevented. Contact our office to schedule a teeth cleaning in Mililani, HI, today!

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How often should I get a teeth cleaning?

The American Dental Association and our dentist in Mililani recommend getting professional teeth cleaning every six months. By visiting every six months, our team can remove any tartar and plaque that’s built up since your last cleaning and ensure no substantial changes in your oral health. However, our team may suggest more frequent cleanings if you have specific concerns like gum disease or a history of dental problems.

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How long do dental cleanings take?

Dental cleanings are one of the most important dental treatments for your oral health. While dental cleanings generally take thirty minutes to an hour, the length of your cleaning ultimately depends on the condition of your teeth and gums. If it has been a long time since your last cleaning or you have gum disease, the duration of your cleaning may be on the longer end of the spectrum. Other factors to consider for your appointment length include additional procedures like X-rays or fluoride treatment.

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Can I eat after teeth cleaning?

After a teeth cleaning, we may recommend to wait at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking. This allows any fluoride treatment to fully absorb into your teeth, maximizing its benefits. Additionally, eating immediately after cleaning could reintroduce bacteria to your mouth, potentially undermining the cleaning’s effectiveness. Opt for water during this time to help rinse away any remaining debris and maintain oral hygiene until your next meal, which will only be a short wait away!

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