How long does a teeth cleaning take?
Our dental hygienist uses special equipment to eliminate buildup on your teeth. The water jets and scalers remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your gumline and between your teeth. Teeth cleanings can also include fluoride treatments and polishing.
How long a teeth cleaning takes depends on the scope of the treatments you receive. Fluoride reinforces tooth enamel, which is the hard external shell of your teeth. Your enamel is like armor; it prevents harmful bacteria from breaking down the enamel, causing cavities. Cavities make your teeth vulnerable to infection and tooth decay. In severe cases, people lose their teeth.
You may need fluoride treatments if you have damaged enamel or recently received treatment for cavities. However, if your dental health is excellent, you may not need fluoride treatment or teeth polishing. Teeth polishing benefits those with plaque and tartar buildup by removing microorganisms that help plaque develop.
Your teeth cleaning may take half an hour if your oral health is excellent. If you’ve had some oral health issues recently, have more tartar to remove, or receive additional treatments, your teeth cleaning appointment could take an hour.
How much are teeth cleanings without insurance?
If you’re wondering, ‘How much is a teeth cleaning?’ We’re here to answer! Absolute Dental’s cost for an adult teeth cleaning is $129. Absolute Dental offers a combined service package featuring an examination, X-rays, and teeth cleaning for $270. This service package is available for as little as $69 when on special.
You may not need to worry about how much a teeth cleaning in Sparks costs if you have dental insurance. Many dental insurance companies cover two teeth cleanings annually, the recommended amount.
At Absolute Dental, we accept many dental insurance policies, including plans from the following insurance companies:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Liberty Dental Plan
Our website has a complete list of the dental insurance plans we accept.
Other payment options
Absolute Dental has payment options for those without dental insurance. Our Smile Saver program eliminates exam and oral cancer screening costs and reduces the cost of other services. With Smile Saver, you’ll pay half the regular price for an adult teeth cleaning.