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Lincoln Dental Clinic:
Dental Cleanings – The Differences Explained

A healthy mouth is a crucial part of your overall health.

Lincoln Dental Plans Covers Routine Dental Cleanings

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 uncomfortable 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 specific type of cleaning and examination every four months. This regular periodontal maintenance stops the disease from growing and helps you prevent bone loss.

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So that you are well educated, we want to make it easy for you to understand that there are two types of dental cleanings.

Learn more about the importance of routine dental cleanings and regular dental visits here.

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Regular Cleanings:

Regular cleanings are for those whose oral health is considered good overall. These types of cleanings are meant to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and to catch any potential problems before they arise. Regular cleanings are typically done at six-month intervals.

Image illustrating a periodontal cleaning, which can also be called a "deep cleaning." You can avoid needing this type of cleaning by having good oral hygiene and by having routine dental cleanings at your Lincoln, NE dental clinic.

Periodontal Cleanings:

These are cleanings that are done instead of regular cleanings. They are often referred to as a “deep cleaning,” and are necessary to help control gum disease. Deep cleanings are completed instead of a regular cleanings because regular cleanings do NOT get below the gum line where much of that bacteria has settled and needs to be removed. If left untreated, periodontal disease could become very serious not only to your oral health but to your overall health.  After a deep cleaning, periodontal maintenance is done at increments that are determined by your hygienist/dentist, so that your periodontal disease can be kept under control.

Where Can I Find Cheap Dental Cleanings in Lincoln, Nebraska?

How often do you go to the dentist? If you are looking for a low-cost dental plan, and are specifically looking for a cheap dental cleaning, you may want to see one of our affordable dentists at Nebraska Family Dentistry. Our Lincoln Dentists offer affordable dental cleanings, so you can have the smile you deserve.

Image illustrating the anatomy of a tooth. A great looking tooth can be maintained with routine dental cleanings at a dental clinic in Lincoln, NE.

When would you need Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings instead of Routine Dental Cleanings?

If you have symptoms of …

  • Swollen and Irritated Gums
  • Receding Gum Line
  • Bad Breath
  • Pus Between Teeth and Gums
  • Recent Irregular Bite
  • Sensitive Gums
  • Loose Teeth

What is the cost of a dental cleaning in Lincoln, Nebraska?

If you have Lincoln Dental Plans, your routine dental cleanings should be covered at 100% and that means they come at no cost to you.

What is the cost of a routine dental cleaning without dental insurance?

The cost of a routine dental cleaning without dental insurance is still $90. You can have a dental cleaning by signing up for a low-cost dental Plan such as Lincoln Dental Plans. By signing up, your routine dental cleanings will be included (as long as you do not have Periodontal disease). Dental Cleaning at no charge? Yes, that is correct!

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Worried about Dental Cleaning Costs?

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 precisely 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 create an affordable dentist out of every dental office!

Professional routine 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 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.
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Lincoln Dental Clinic:
Dental Exams

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.
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Lincoln Dental Clinic:
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 routine dental cleanings necessary?

Yes! Routine dental cleanings are a very useful tool for dentists and patients alike. During routine 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, routine dental cleanings save patients money by stopping decay in its tracks.

How much do routine 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 services, including regular or routine dental cleanings, at no charge. We want to help you keep dental costs down as much as possible, and routine dental cleanings are a great way we can help do this.

I can’t seem to find an affordable dentist in Lincoln, NE. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help?

Yes! At Lincoln Dental Plans, we know how difficult it can be to find an affordable dentist. If you 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 to you.

Excellent Providers, Offering Affordable Dental Care

With Lincoln Dental Plans, you can receive excellent, affordable care anywhere in Lincoln. Our dental providers are located across Lincoln for your convenience. That means you can find an affordable 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 affordable dental care. Our providers offer high-quality dental treatment all around, and you can be a part of it, even without insurance. Click their logos below to learn more about each practice.

LDP Annual Plan $395 Per Year

Annual Plan Benefits
For Lincoln Dental Plans

All X-rays
Comprehensive Exam
2 Emergency Exams
Routine Dental Cleanings (Every 12 Months)
25% Discount on Select Procedures

LDP offers discounts on the following procedures:

Regular Cleanings
Deep Cleanings
Periodontal Maintenance
Dental Crowns (Excludes Cosmetic Crowns)
White Fillings
Root Canals

Professional Teeth Whitening

Learn More about Lincoln Dental Plans Membership

Preserve Family Dentistry
(Located in East Lincoln, NE)

4303 S. 84th St.
Lincoln, NE 68516


Lincoln Family Dentistry
(Located in Central Lincoln, NE)

5500 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510


NorthStar Dental
(Located in North Lincoln, NE)

5800 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68504


SouthPointe Dental
(Located in Central Lincoln, NE)

7940 S. 13th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512

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Coddington Dental
(Located in West Lincoln, NE)

1320 W. A St.
Lincoln, NE 68522

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