Regular Dental Checkup

Maintain your brightest smile with gentle, thorough teeth cleanings and comprehensive dental checkups at Deerfoot Dental.

Teeth Cleanings in Pinson, AL

At Deerfoot Dental, we prioritize your oral health and comfort. Our professional teeth cleaning service ensures the removal of plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease, while our detailed checkups help detect any dental issues early. Trust our skilled team to keep your smile healthy and sparkling.

A standard teeth cleaning appointment at Deerfoot Dental typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes. Our experienced dental hygienists ensure that every minute is used efficiently to provide you with a deep, refreshing clean that enhances your oral health.

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  • How long after teeth cleaning can I eat?

    You can eat immediately after your teeth cleaning; however, we recommend waiting at least 30 minutes if you’ve received fluoride treatment. This brief waiting period allows the fluoride to fully absorb and protect your teeth, maximizing its benefits.

  • How often should I get a dental checkup?

    Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Ideally, these checkups should be scheduled every six months. During your first visit, we will ask for a complete health history to understand your past and current health status. Subsequently, regular checkups will help determine any changes in your oral health and keep your teeth and mouth in good condition.

    The American Dental Association, along with most dentists, recommends six months as the ideal time frame for maintenance and cleaning. These visits help ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong over time.

    Typically, tartar and stain accumulation can occur within six months, making it necessary to schedule another teeth cleaning. However, if you have a history of periodontitis, your maintenance visits may need to be as frequent as every 3-4 months to keep your oral health in check.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing are essential practices for maintaining oral health for several important reasons:

    • Removal of Plaque: Brushing and flossing regularly removes the sticky film of bacteria, known as plaque, that forms on the teeth and gums. Plaque that’s not removed can harden into tartar, which is harder to clean and can cause gum disease.
    • Prevention of Tooth Decay and Cavities: Plaque contains bacteria that produce acids that erode tooth enamel and create cavities. Regular brushing and flossing help to minimize the presence of these bacteria and their acid byproducts, thereby protecting your teeth from decay.
    • Gum Disease Prevention: Gum disease starts when plaque accumulates along the gum line. The earliest stage of gum disease is gingivitis, that is often associated with red, swollen, or bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress to more serious forms of gum disease that can damage the bone that supports your teeth.
    • Fresh Breath: Regular brushing and flossing help to remove food particles and bacteria that are the primary causes of bad breath.
    • Overall Health: Various health issues, such as heart disease or diabetes, have been linked to poor oral hygiene. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy can help reduce the risk of these conditions.
    • Cosmetic Benefits: Brushing and flossing help keep teeth bright and reduce the likelihood of staining.

    Incorporating brushing twice a day and flossing daily into your routine is crucial for maintaining your dental health and overall well-being.

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Deerfoot Dental

6735 Old Springville Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(205) 810-0844

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