(816) 741-7477

8600 NW 64th Street, Suite 201, Parkville, MO 64152  

Hours: Mon-Thu, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Dental Cleanings and Examinations

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. At Burns Dental Care, we clean your teeth on your first visit and recommend that they be cleaned every six months after that. Most dental cleanings take approximately 50 minutes. Cleanings are important because they allow the dentist or dental hygienist to remove excessive tartar buildup and staining. If you don’t get your teeth cleaned often enough, the tartar buildup can lead to unhealthy gums, tooth decay, and bad breath.

During a normal dental checkup, your dental professional will polish your teeth, floss them, apply fluoride (children), and take necessary dental x-rays. Sometimes routine cleanings may require deeper scaling and root planing or use of an ultrasonic (Cavitron) cleaner and a prophy jet.

Your examination will include a check for dental caries (cavities), an assessment of your periodontal health (gums), a TMJ screening, an oral cancer exam, a medical history review and recommendations for needed dental and/or orthodontic treatments.