Dental Cleanings and Exams

Protect Your Teeth & Gums

  • Visit us every six months for a beautiful smile
  • Get precise results with advanced technology
  • Treat problems before they become emergencies
Enjoy Your Best Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Gallatin

Enjoy Your Best Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Gallatin

Just as you visit your doctor regularly for a physical, you need to do the same for your smile. Fields Family Dentistry, along with the American Dental Association, recommends that you visit us twice a year for dental cleanings and exams in Gallatin. These routine checkups will do many things. They help you:

  • Prevent cavities, gum disease, and other problems
  • Catch and treat issues in their early stages for better outcomes
  • Leave with a fresh mouth after your appointment
  • Gain peace of mind that you’re making the right choices for your oral health
  • Keep your teeth and gums in good shape for life

Call Fields Family Dentistry today at 615-461-4403 to schedule an appointment. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask about our new patient specials for cleanings and exams at discounted rates. You can also enroll in our Membership Club, and pay a small monthly subscription fee that covers your preventive care.

Visit Us Soon for Your Next Dental Cleaning & Exam

You only have one smile, so taking good care of it should be one of your highest priorities. Just as you wouldn’t buy a new car and never perform any maintenance on it, your teeth need routine care to look their best and perform the way they’re intended.

That’s why Dr. Fields and our team stress the need for semi-annual cleanings and exams. These appointments help us monitor the health of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, roots, and bones. They also allow us to treat small problems before they worsen.

If you’re a new patient, your dental exam and cleaning will include:

  • A dental history taken by your hygienist, so we can better understand your oral health
  • A set of X-rays, and possibly 3-D images, to get up-close views of your teeth and their structures
  • A full dental exam to check for problems, including an oral cancer screening
  • A thorough cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler for comfort and precision, followed by a polish of your teeth
  • Recommendations for treatments, if needed, to get your smile back in shape or to improve its appearance

Call Fields Family Dental today at 615-461-4403 to schedule an appointment. Keep your smile healthy with regular dental cleanings and exams in Gallatin.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams
How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

We prioritize your comfort and never hurry you through an exam or cleaning. Our dedicated team takes the time to listen to and address all of your questions and concerns. We also use advanced techniques and technologies to perform these services with maximum efficiency. Typically, exams and cleanings take around an hour to complete. However, if it’s been a while since your last dental visit, it may take slightly longer..

How soon after my cleaning can I eat?

You can typically eat right after a dental cleaning, as it doesn’t require any numbing or recovery time. However, it’s important to consider the potential sensitivity of your teeth and gums after the cleaning. If you experience sensitivity or your dentist advises against consuming certain foods or drinks immediately after the cleaning, it’s best to follow their recommendations. In general, you can resume your regular eating habits after a dental cleaning without significant delay or restrictions.

What is ultrasonic cleaning?

Ultrasonic cleaning is a method used to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth using high-frequency vibrations. Your dentist or dental hygienist uses a handheld device that emits ultrasonic waves and directs a fine stream of water onto your teeth. The vibrations generated by the device help break down and dislodge deposits on the teeth. Ultrasonic cleanings are efficient, effective, and often more comfortable than traditional scaling and polishing methods.