Professional dental cleanings should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association recommends that patients have their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Professional teeth cleanings offer a deep, thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums helping to keep your smile fresh and healthy. Routine teeth cleaning will help prevent the development of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease.
Teeth cleanings contribute to protecting the longevity of the teeth and gums. Maintaining your natural smile helps support a stable bite and prevents the need for more complex dental procedures.
At home, brushing and flossing at least twice a day can help keep your teeth clean in between professional cleanings. Our staff can help patients of all ages learn practical techniques for brushing and flossing for improved oral health.
Dr. Cappy Sinclair offers children’s dentistry services in his Chesapeake, VA area dentist office. He sees children starting at age 4 and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. Our focus is on preventive dental care and early detection of dental diseases. Our patients love the convenience of only having to travel to one dentist office. As a family dentist, Dr. Sinclair can treat all members of your family in the same visit.
"I walked into Dr. Sinclair's office nervous and embarrassed after not visiting a dentist for a few years. As soon as I walked through the door, Lynn and Roberta made me feel relaxed and took a genuine interest in my concerns. I have never experienced such attention to detail, investment of time and actual interest in a patients concerns as I have with Dr. Sinclair. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and has a positive attitude. The staff took their time explaining all the procedures and set up multiple appointments with me to ease my anxiety, letting me take things at my own pace. Going to the dentist is now such a positive experience, I don't think I can or want to go anywhere else. I'm so lucky to have found such a great and caring team. I will continue to send my friends, family and coworkers! Keep up the great work!"April S.
"I have been suffering through multiple problems with my teeth for many years. My pasts dentists seemed to just mask the issues by giving temporary fixes only to have the problems keep coming back. Almost immediately after becoming a patient of Dr. Sinclair, he identified the main cause and quickly started a treatment plan to prioritize and fix my problems permanently. His knowledge of modern dentistry along with the ability to communicate it to his patients is impressive. He has an excellent bedside manner and you get the sense he genuinely cares about his patients. Lynn and Roberta are friendly and welcoming, contributing an overall great experience."Kristin B.
"I changed to Dr. Sinclair's dental practice after 31 years of going to the same dental office (since age 7). I was seeking a dentist who cared more about my dental health than making money, and Dr. Sinclair definitely fit the bill. My initial exam was very different, but it was the most comprehensive exam I've ever had and included checking not just teeth, but the jaw and entire mandible area & muscles. I have a history of grinding teeth and his "complete" exam found some problems that were not previously addressed. I no longer have headaches and neck pain with the treatment he provided. The staff at Coastal is caring and knowledgeable and I am very glad I made the change to a dental practice that puts the patient first."Courtney C.
Dental Cleaning What to Expect
Our highly trained and experienced dental hygienists at Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry near Chesapeake, VA will perform a very thorough dental cleaning. Our hygienist will help you feel relaxed and calm before treatment and will answer any questions you may have. We allow time to talk about any concerns or anxiety you may be feeling.
Using specialized dental tools, and a gentle technique, the hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings help to eliminate disease-causing bacteria. Patients who receive bi-annual dental cleanings enjoy cleaner, whiter, healthier smiles. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.
Why are Dental Cleanings Important?
Routine examinations and teeth cleanings allow Dr. Cappy Sinclair to identify problems early and begin treatments before it gets worse. Dr. Sinclair will screen for cavities, gum disease, TMJ disorders and oral cancer at your dental cleaning in his Virginia Beach, VA office. If problems are detected, Dr. Sinclair may complete additional diagnostic imaging or tests to devise a treatment plan.
If you show signs or symptoms of gum disease, we may perform scaling and root planning procedures to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum. This type of intensive teeth cleaning can help to prevent gum disease from progressing and allow the damaged tissue to repair itself. If you require a more intensive gum disease treatment, Dr. Sinclair offers laser dentistry. The Waterlase dental laser enables Dr. Sinclair to treat and repair damaged or diseased gum tissue that may have previously required oral surgery.
If a cavity is found, there are a number of treatments Dr. Sinclair can perform. Depending on the extent of the tooth decay, treatment may be as simple as a dental filling. In some cases, a root canal may be needed.