A healthy mouth is a crucial part of your overall health.
Healthy Mouth=Healthier You
Your overall health goes hand in hand with your oral health. Keep up with routine dental cleanings to help your teeth shine bright and last long! These appointments allow us to catch problems before they become painful and expensive. The most affordable way to maintain your teeth is to have your teeth cleaned every six months.
For those with periodontal disease, we do a special cleaning and examination every four months. This regular periodontal maintenance stops the disease from growing and avoids bone loss.
Learn more about the importance of regular dental visits here.
Worried about Dental Cleaning Cost?
Dental insurance typically covers the full cost of cleanings and exams. Without regular cleanings and exams, dental work is likely to become more extensive over time.
If you don’t have access to dental insurance, don’t worry! That’s exactly why Lincoln Dental Plans exists. Our program is designed to make regular dental costs more affordable, allowing you to get the care you need. We strive to make an affordable dentist out of every dental office!
Professional dental cleanings include:
The removal of calculus (tartar)
Calculus, otherwise known as tartar, is a plaque that has bonded with teeth. Calculus forms above and below the gums, making it hard to remove. The dental instruments used for dental cleanings are specially created to reach this tough material.
The removal of plaque
Plaque is a coating that forms on the teeth as a result of bacteria. These bacteria produce toxins that cause inflammation to the gums. This is how periodontal disease starts.
Polishing of the teeth
Dental cleanings also remove stains and plaque that can’t be reached during home care. These cleanings polish your teeth, making them shine more brightly.
Comprehensive exams follow every dental cleaning.
Dental exams include:
- Diagnostic x-rays – X-rays help us determine tooth and root positions. They also highlight any decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.
- Oral cancer screening – During the oral cancer screening, we look at your face, gums, lips, neck, throat, tissues, tongue and gums for any indication of oral cancer.
- Gum disease evaluation – We check your gums and the surrounding bone for periodontal disease.
- Cavity check – We examine all tooth surfaces for tooth decay
- Restoration evaluation – To ensure quality and functionality, our dental exam includes the inspection of all existing restorations.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Cleanings
Many people have questions for us that would better be answered by a dental practice. However, we’re glad to help in any way we can! Following are some of the questions we hear the most.
Are dental cleanings necessary?
Yes! Dental cleanings are a very useful tool for dentists and patients alike. During dental cleanings, your dentist will be able to clean your teeth in spots you can’t regularly reach by brushing and flossing. They’ll remove any plaque under your gums, restoring your teeth to full health. Additionally, cleanings allow the dentist to see any trouble spots before they become more extensive. In this way, dental cleanings save patients money by stopping decay in its tracks.
How much do dental cleanings cost with Lincoln Dental Plans?
Nothing at all! As a Lincoln Dental Plans member, you’ll be able to look forward to a handful of free services, including dental cleanings. We want to help you keep your dental costs down as much as possible, and free dental cleanings are a great way we can help do this.
I can’t seem to find a cheap dentist in Lincoln, NE. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help?
Yes! At Lincoln Dental Plans, we know how difficult it can be to find a cheap dentist. When you do find a cheap dentist, you often sacrifice quality care. Instead, Lincoln Dental Plans members are entitled to affordable care and excellent service. That’s our promise for you.
I’m looking for a dentist near me that takes Delta Dental insurance. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help?
We mainly created Lincoln Dental Plans for patients who don’t have dental insurance. However, we’re glad to help in any way we can! Our providers all accept most major insurance plans. Contact any of our providers to learn more about your insurance. They’ll be ready to talk you through any questions.
Our Excellent Providers
With Lincoln Dental Plans, you can receive excellent care anywhere in Lincoln. Our providers are scattered all across town! That means you can find a cheap dentist anywhere in town, with the help of our dental discount plans.
We hold all of our partners to a high standard when it comes to dental care. We believe in giving everyone access to excellent dental care. Our providers offer high-quality dental treatment around, and you can be a part of it, even without insurance. Click their logos below to learn more about each practice.
(Located in West Lincoln, NE)
1320 W. A St.
Lincoln, NE 68522
Nebraska Family Dentistry has multiple locations!
Choose any location convenient for you.