Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning at O'Donnell Family Dentistry in Lexington

Teeth cleaning is a vital part of preventative dental care. Routine dental exams and hygiene cleaning treatments help ward off gingivitis and stop the progression of periodontal disease and avoid the formation of cavities. Whether you need a routine or deep cleaning, O’Donnell Family Dentistry is excited to help you achieve your best smile.

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Teeth Cleaning in Lexington

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning at O'Donnell Family Dentistry?

Wonder why you need to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist when you can do it at home? You can fight off periodontal disease and prevent cavities before they happen by getting routine dental health cleanings. Have you been experiencing bleeding or gum sensitivity? We can help you determine whether you might need a deep cleaning.

Maintain your health

According to the American Dental Association between 60% and 80% of the U.S. adult population suffer from some form of gum disease. Dental cleanings are necessary because plaque and tartar builds both above and below your gum line.

Unlock Your Best Smile

Our expert Lexington based hygiene team can help tackle discolored or stained teeth by addressing any plaque build-ups. Ready to take it to the next level?
See the cosmetic services offered at O'Donnell Family Dentistry here.

Save Money

Preventative care is often covered by insurance or available for low out of pocket costs. And because of the health benefits mentioned above, it can help you avoid a much more costly procedure to restore your oral health.

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How Often Do I Need My Teeth Cleaned in Lexington?

Best practices (and many insurance provider’s coverage) recommend getting a dental hygiene teeth cleaning at least every 6 months, regardless of age. However, the American Dental Association notes it is important to tailor appointment frequency to “individual need based on assessed risk of disease”. 

If you have family history of periodontal disease, let our team know. Our doctors can help you determine the right appointment schedule for you to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape.

What Happens At My Teeth Cleaning Appointment at O'Donnell Family Dentistry of Lexington?

Dental Exam:

One of our Lexington based hygienist will briefly examine your teeth before cleaning to ensure there are nothing that needs special attention. Additionally…

    • If this is the first time you are seeing a dentist this year, your appointment will likely include x-rays/a more formal exam with a doctor on our team.
    • If you are brand new to O'Donnell Family Dentistry, you will have a new patient appointment.

Cleaning:

Our team will gently and effectively remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and around the gums. Lexington area hygienists will utilize a variety of tools including a scaler, high-grade toothbrush, and powerful toothpaste to restore your smile.

Flossing:

Your hygienist will floss your teeth near the end of the cleaning process. Not only will this help them remove plaque that couldn’t be removed with surface level cleaning, they also spot areas where your gums are sensitive/bleeding that may need extra attention.

Fluoride treatment:

Based on the state of your teeth and time since your last teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be recommended. This will only take a few minutes, and this natural mineral will help your teeth fight off cavity-causing bacteria and support healthy tooth enamel. 

    • If you have crowns, bridges braces, or removable dentures, your risk of cavities is higher, and fluoride is even more important. 
    • Fluoride comes in the form of a gel, form, or varnish the hygienist will apply to your teeth.

Education/presentation:

Good dental health doesn’t stop with regular office visits. Our hygienist will walk you through proper brushing and flossing techniques to practice at home between appointments. Best practices include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. They can also make a recommendation for a toothbrush/toothpaste that addresses your specific oral health needs.

The length of your appointment time will vary on how much tartar and plaque has built up, and on the type of cleaning required.

Dental Exam:

One of our Lexington based hygienist will briefly examine your teeth before cleaning to ensure there are nothing that needs special attention. Additionally…

    • If this is the first time you are seeing a dentist this year, your appointment will likely include x-rays/a more formal exam with a doctor on our team.
    • If you are brand new to O'Donnell Family Dentistry, you will have a new patient appointment.

Cleaning:

Our team will gently and effectively remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and around the gums. Lexington area hygienists will utilize a variety of tools including a scaler, high-grade toothbrush, and powerful toothpaste to restore your smile.

Flossing:

Your hygienist will floss your teeth near the end of the cleaning process. Not only will this help them remove plaque that couldn’t be removed with surface level cleaning, they also spot areas where your gums are sensitive/bleeding that may need extra attention.

Fluoride treatment:

Based on the state of your teeth and time since your last teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be recommended. This will only take a few minutes, and this natural mineral will help your teeth fight off cavity-causing bacteria and support healthy tooth enamel. 

    • If you have crowns, bridges braces, or removable dentures, your risk of cavities is higher, and fluoride is even more important. 
    • Fluoride comes in the form of a gel, form, or varnish the hygienist will apply to your teeth.

Education/presentation:

Good dental health doesn’t stop with regular office visits. Our hygienist will walk you through proper brushing and flossing techniques to practice at home between appointments. Best practices include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. They can also make a recommendation for a toothbrush/toothpaste that addresses your specific oral health needs.

The length of your appointment time will vary on how much tartar and plaque has built up, and on the type of cleaning required.

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What Are the Different Types of Teeth Cleaning Treatments?

Routine Teeth Cleaning

A standard cleaning maintains health free of periodontal gum disease, and focuses on cleaning the surface and in between teeth. It includes cleaning with professional grade “gritty” toothpaste, flossing, and any additional treatments such as fluoride application. Having one of these hygiene visits twice a year is important to maintain your oral health.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Also called periodontal scaling and root planning, a dentist may recommend a deep cleaning. This might be done for a variety of reasons - for example if there a significant build-up amount of plaque/tarter that has exceed your gum line and created space called “pockets” or any bone loss is seen on x-rays.

  • This non-surgical periodontal treatment will help you avoid tooth loss. While your specific treatment plan may vary based on your specific oral health and the progression of your gum disease, typically your deep cleaning will include the following steps:
  • Before the treatment begins, the area effected will be carefully numbed with local anesthesia as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Your dentist will consistently check in to ensure you are not feeling pain throughout the procedure.
  • An expert Lexington periodontist will use specialized scaling tools to remove tarter, plaque, and calculus attached to the teeth so the pockets created by the build-up can heal and gum recession stops. Often this will include irrigating the gums as well.
  • Next, the doctor will do root planing - smoothing out the root area both promotes healing and helps fight off the bacteria. 
  • This type of dental cleaning may take more than one appointment to complete, including a follow-up to evaluate the state of your gums and any pockets that were developing.
  • While you may experience some sore or tenderness for a few days after your procedure, you should be able to immediately return to normal activities unless instructed differently by your doctor.

Our experts at O'Donnell Family Dentistry will help you determine which type of teeth cleaning you need as a part of creating your treatment plan. Interested in whitening? Talk to your hygienist about our teeth whitening solutions! 

Routine Teeth Cleaning

A standard cleaning maintains health free of periodontal gum disease, and focuses on cleaning the surface and in between teeth. It includes cleaning with professional grade “gritty” toothpaste, flossing, and any additional treatments such as fluoride application. Having one of these hygiene visits twice a year is important to maintain your oral health.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Also called periodontal scaling and root planning, a dentist may recommend a deep cleaning. This might be done for a variety of reasons - for example if there a significant build-up amount of plaque/tarter that has exceed your gum line and created space called “pockets” or any bone loss is seen on x-rays.

  • This non-surgical periodontal treatment will help you avoid tooth loss. While your specific treatment plan may vary based on your specific oral health and the progression of your gum disease, typically your deep cleaning will include the following steps:
  • Before the treatment begins, the area effected will be carefully numbed with local anesthesia as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Your dentist will consistently check in to ensure you are not feeling pain throughout the procedure.
  • An expert Lexington periodontist will use specialized scaling tools to remove tarter, plaque, and calculus attached to the teeth so the pockets created by the build-up can heal and gum recession stops. Often this will include irrigating the gums as well.
  • Next, the doctor will do root planing - smoothing out the root area both promotes healing and helps fight off the bacteria. 
  • This type of dental cleaning may take more than one appointment to complete, including a follow-up to evaluate the state of your gums and any pockets that were developing.
  • While you may experience some sore or tenderness for a few days after your procedure, you should be able to immediately return to normal activities unless instructed differently by your doctor.

Our experts at O'Donnell Family Dentistry will help you determine which type of teeth cleaning you need as a part of creating your treatment plan. Interested in whitening? Talk to your hygienist about our teeth whitening solutions! 

Why Choose O'Donnell Family Dentistry in Lexington For you Teeth Cleaning?

Our Team

  • The team here at O'Donnell Family Dentistry invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here
  • O'Donnell Family Dentistry is a judgment-free zone. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve been to a dentist, we are just excited to help you get your oral health on the right track.
  • We have some of Lexington’s top doctors. If anything comes up during your hygiene visit, they will create a treatment plan for you and talk you through every step of the way.
  • Our hygienists will work with you to to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to continue good dental hygiene at home

Pricing

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Lexington area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we invest in the latest in top-of-the-line technology and equipment to ensure you are getting the best care possible. This includes digital iTero® intraoral scanners. This machinery helps our team generate realistic predictive images for certain treatment plans, helping you visualize your potential smile.

Our Team

  • The team here at O'Donnell Family Dentistry invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here
  • O'Donnell Family Dentistry is a judgment-free zone. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve been to a dentist, we are just excited to help you get your oral health on the right track.
  • We have some of Lexington’s top doctors. If anything comes up during your hygiene visit, they will create a treatment plan for you and talk you through every step of the way.
  • Our hygienists will work with you to to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to continue good dental hygiene at home

Pricing

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves at offering competitive pricing for teeth cleaning in the Lexington area. Many of these are time-limited, so schedule today.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we invest in the latest in top-of-the-line technology and equipment to ensure you are getting the best care possible. This includes digital iTero® intraoral scanners. This machinery helps our team generate realistic predictive images for certain treatment plans, helping you visualize your potential smile.

How Much Does a Dental Teeth Cleaning Cost at O'Donnell Family Dentistry of Lexington?

We understand that concern over the cost might be keeping you from seeing the dentist.

O'Donnell Family Dentistry partners with the following insurance providers. Many dental health plans one to two annual dental cleanings at little to no out-of-pocket cost to you (usually along with an exam).

According to the Academy of Dental CPAs, the average cost of a cleaning before insurance is $90-$129. 

We pride ourselves on offering the best prices for dental teeth cleaning in Lexington.

Our team is happy to work with you even if you have no insurance. Don’t miss out on our cost savings specials - limited time only, so schedule now!

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$999 Implant Special!

If you are a candidate for dental implants in Lexington, Kentucky, you can receive your implant treatment for $999!

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Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

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Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Invisalign

Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a cosmetic dental treatment in Lexington, KY to correct the flaws in your teeth and help you achieve a more beautiful smile!

Teeth Cleaning

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, O'Donnell Family Dentistry is Lexington's most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

Fillings

When your smile has experienced damage from cavities, chipping, or other minor problems, our dentists can provide you with a composite dental filling to restore the appearance and strength of your teeth.

Veneers

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

General & Family Dentistry

ODonnell Family Dentistry is a family dental practice, providing treatments for patients ages 2 to 100!

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are a wonderful tool for quickly diagnosing and treating developing dental problems.

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Oral Hygiene

The best way to protect your teeth and gums against disease and decay is to practice good oral hygiene at home.

Oral Sleep Appliance

If you have sleep apnea or snore, Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath may recommend an oral sleep appliance to help improve your sleep.

Pediatric Dentistry

Drs. O’Donnell, and Galbreath are pleased to treat patients of all ages, including children. We offer our pediatric dentistry to help our youngest patients develop healthy smiles and excellent oral care habits.

Periodontal Maintenance

After you have completed your treatment for gum disease, our dentists will schedule regular appointments for periodontal maintenance to ensure that your gum disease does not return and that your mouth remains free of harmful bacteria.

Periodontal Treatments

ODonnell Family Dentistry offers periodontal treatments for patients with gum disease. When your gums become infected, it can cause swelling, redness, and easy bleeding, and can eventually lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration.

Restorative Dentistry

Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath provide restorative dentistry in Lexington, Kentucky, to help patients who have severely damaged or missing teeth restore their healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth? If so, you could be a candidate for dental implants in Lexington, Kentucky!

Implant Supported Dentures

If you need to replace many or all the teeth in a full arch, our dentists may recommend implant supported dentures. This restoration offers all the stability of single-tooth implants, without the cost of replacing every individual tooth!

Dental Bridges

When you are missing multiple teeth in a row, Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a porcelain dental bridge to close the gap in your smile and give you a beautiful, long-lasting restoration.

Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns in Lexington, Kentucky, can provide you with a natural-looking, durable restoration, returning the strength, appearance, and function of your tooth after it has been damaged or experienced severe decay.

Dentures

If you are missing many or all your teeth, dentures or partial dentures may be the option for you! Dentures can restore your smile and provide support for your face, helping to support your cheeks and lips to maintain a healthier overall appearance.

Root Canal Treatment

Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a root canal, also known as endodontics, when the pulp of your teeth becomes infected or is injured. Endodontic treatments can often heal and restore your tooth, and prevent the need for an extraction.