Dental Cleaning in Dixon

The best possible approach to avoiding and preventing dental problems such as dental pain, cavities, gum disease, and other dental emergencies is to completely prevent them from the beginning.

Dental Cleaning in Dixon

The best possible approach to avoiding and preventing dental problems such as dental pain, cavities, gum disease, and other dental emergencies is to completely prevent them from the beginning.

Dental Cleanings
at Exceptional Dentistry

The best possible approach to avoiding and preventing dental problems such as dental pain, cavities, gum disease, and other dental emergencies is to completely prevent them from the beginning. A consistent at-home oral hygiene program, plus appointments to see Exceptional Dentistry for regular examinations and teeth cleanings every six months, is a fabulous and unbeatable combination in your efforts.

The AGD, Academy of General Dentistry, strongly recommends that you have a professional dental cleaning every six months. This dental cleaning reinforces your at-home oral care oral practice of brushing and flossing and gives us the opportunity to identify areas in your mouth that might be needing more attention.

At Exceptional Dentistry, our entire staff strives to provide exceptional, affordable, and professional dental care in a welcoming and relaxing environment. Each of us believes that you deserve quality family time so we can achieve and maintain your ultimate smile goals. We will not begin any proposed treatment until you fully understand and agree with the diagnosis and the treatment plan. If you are in need of an examination and a courteous professional dental cleaning, call us at 815-288-4731. We are conveniently located at 724 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, Il, 61021. We look forward to treating you as a family member with exceptional service.

If you exercise good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques, you should experience no discomfort during a dental cleaning. If you have been inconsistent and neglected your proper oral hygiene habits, you might experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. If this is a concern, we may offer to use a topical anesthetic or even a mild dental sedation before your dental cleaning to avoid any discomfort.


Experienced Doctors

Looking for a dentist in Dixon, IL? Our highly knowledgeable dentists have 35+ years of combined experience; at our Dixon dental office, you're always in good hands.


Modernized Dental Care

Our Dixon dentists continuously use advanced and proven dental methods to ensure you receive the highest quality care.


Family-Oriented Practice

Dental care isn't just for adults; it's for kids too! Our dentists in Dixon, IL are happy to treat younger patients.


Emergency Dental Care

Emergencies won't wait for you; you shouldn't have to wait either. Our dentists in 61021 offer same-day treatments for dental emergencies!

The Dental Cleaning Process

Professional dental cleanings usually come in conjunction with a comprehensive oral exam. Once we have finished your exam, unless your team at Exceptional Dentistry has identified gum disease, we will conduct a regular dental cleaning, or prophylaxis. If we diagnose gum disease, we will recommend a deeper cleaning to address and treat the source of the infection and disease and to allow your soft gum tissue to heal.

During the first step of your regular dental cleaning, we use a handheld scaler or an ultrasonic scaler to remove any debris, calculus, and plaque from the enamel surface of your teeth, between the teeth, and next to your gum line.

When this scaling is completed, we will follow up with a polishing process using a special paste compound on each tooth, one at a time. We will also carefully floss your teeth with dental floss.

During your dental cleaning treatment, you will receive necessary diagnostic and preventive services from Exceptional Dentistry as well as any beneficial educational information for your situation.

Diagnostic services always include:

  • A thorough oral cancer examination and screening.
  • Both reviewing and updating your medical history, including information about any heart issues, pregnancy, diabetes, or medications, which can affect your oral health.
  • An extensive evaluation of the health of your gum tissue.
  • An in-depth examination of your teeth to detect any decay.
  • Checking biting, chewing, and swallowing patterns.
  • Necessary X-rays to identify any problems below the surface.

Preventive services might include:

  • The removal of any damaging plaque and tartar.
  • Possible fluoride application.
  • Locating and identifying stains and removing them.
  • Polishing your teeth, including dental fillings and crowns.
  • The consideration of dental sealants, especially for children.
  • The professional cleaning and adjustment of dentures or partial dentures.

Educational services may include:

  • Revisiting proper and effective tooth brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Recommendations for your future treatments, like when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment, periodontal concerns, or restorative solutions.
  • Nutritional counseling and suggestions to improve your diet.
  • The evaluation of your current self-care effectiveness.
  • Tobacco usage recommendations.

Once your dental cleaning is completed, we will follow up regarding any additional beneficial treatment that has been recommended.

Dental Cleaning for Adults

We honor the industry recommendations that adults have dental cleanings every six months. Proper oral health has a positive impact regardless of your age. The risk for an oral infection also increases as we age. The older our teeth become, the protective enamel naturally wears away, and it becomes easier to develop a cavity. The best way to be proactive and resist this process is by brushing and flossing daily in addition to consistently visiting Exceptional Dentistry. We offer flexible appointment times which helps you schedule your appointment around your family or work commitments, making it easier to keep your teeth healthy and clean.

Pediatric Dental Cleanings

At Exceptional Dentistry, we will recommend that you bring your child in for their oral exam and dental cleaning beginning at 12 months, and then every 6 months from then on. Bringing your child in early and regularly is a terrific way to create good habits and to establish your child’s confidence and comfort levels and to also develop a positive relationship with our staff.

Cleaning for Sensitive Teeth

At Exceptional Dentistry, every member of our team practices gentle dentistry and provides gentle dental cleanings if you have sensitive teeth. When working with our caring staff, you will feel relaxed and comfortable regardless of your teeth sensitivity. We can also consider a variety of sedation methods available when getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need help for anxiety or for discomfort, we can create a treatment plan that will include sedation for your comfort.

Your Satisfaction Make Our Services Exceptional

The entire staff at Exceptional Dentistry pays deliberate attention to all details when it comes to providing you with superior dental care. We will review your oral health history, capture digital images to document continued history, and always discuss any diagnosis, treatment options, and financing and insurance benefits. We want you to make educated and informed decisions about your dental care. If you are in need of an examination and a skilled professional dental cleaning, give our office a call at 815-288-4731. We are also easy to find at 724 N. Brinton Ave, Dixon, Il, 61021. We treat all patients as family with exceptional treatment.