Dental Cleaning Merrillville

Regular dental cleanings are paramount to a healthy smile. Your teeth are worth investing in. From smiling to chewing to speaking, having a full set of functioning teeth isn’t something to take for granted. Keep them in top shape by visiting Distinctive Dental Solutions for your next dental cleaning. Merrillville families have depended on us for many years for the outstanding care they deserve. 

What to Expect During Your Dental Cleaning

Distinctive Dental Solutions is committed to providing superior services for our patients. We believe comprehensive cleanings are essential to your overall physical health, so we offer in-depth exams and oral health screenings to prevent the most common diseases. Oral cancer, cavities, gum disease, and other complications compromise your comfort and can put your larger health at risk.  

At your appointment, we check for all of these complications and build a customized plan to promote your best dental health. It’s an opportunity to discuss any symptoms and to let us know what your goals are. Do you want whiter teeth? Are you hoping to get implants to fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth? Our team can help you find the next step.

A general cleaning typically involves the following: 

  • Physical Exam. A hygienist will check for signs of gingivitis using a small mirror. If we notice anything, we’ll call over our lead dentist, Dr. Bologna, to check before proceeding. 
  • Plaque and Tartar Removal. We use a scaler to scrape off plaque and tartar from your teeth. No matter how well you brush, you should expect some plaque buildup, which is why visiting a dentist is important. Tartar, or hardened plaque, can only be removed by a dentist. Brushing and flossing more often can mitigate buildup. 
  • Professional Toothpaste Cleaning. For the next step, we’ll cover your teeth in gritty toothpaste and polish them. This removes any tartar left behind after the scaling process. 
  • Flossing. Nothing compares to an expert flossing. Flossing helps us spot any troublesome areas in the gums.  
  • Fluoride Treatment. The final step of your cleaning is the fluoride treatment. We’ll fill a mouthpiece with the treatment, which is a soft foam-like substance. We’ll place it in your mouth for about a minute or so.

We may also take X-rays, which are typically done once a year. We may also recommend that your child get a molar sealant to help mitigate cavities in hard-to-reach areas. 

Why Choose Our Team?

You deserve comprehensive care that promotes lifelong dental health. Our team wants you to continue good habits outside our office and develop a passion for keeping your smile at its best. We aim to be the dentists you and your family depend on for years to come. There are numerous benefits to choosing our office. 

  • Insurance coverage accepted
  • Friendly team that truly cares about your health
  • Goal-oriented approach to dentistry
  • Experienced hygienists 
  • Wide range of services

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Make Distinctive Dental Solutions your destination for your next dental cleaning. Merrillville patients will find an array of cosmetic and restorative dental services at our office. We aim to be an accessible place for all of our patients. We look forward to your visit!


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