Why Do Some Dental Cleanings Cost More?

Why Do Some Dental Cleanings Cost More?

Posted by COVINGTON DENTISTRY on Apr 7 2022, 10:17 PM

Dental cleanings are performed by the dentist to remove the buildup of plaque on the teeth. The buildup of plaque occurs naturally even though one does brushing and flossing regularly. Dental cleanings are done to clean those areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. 

The cost of professional teeth cleaning depends on many variables. The following are some of the factors that affect its cost: 

  • Location of the dental professional
  • The type of cleaning required
  • The patient’s dental insurance or lack thereof

How Much Does It Cost?

It sometimes becomes difficult to understand the pricing logic behind your dental cleaning. Often, pricing mainly depends on the type of cleaning the patient had. 

Regular Cleanings

Regular cleanings are done for basic upkeep and maintenance of the mouth. Having this done twice a year is advisable. These regular cleanings are typically not very intense. They are done to clean your mouth and gums and to check for any signs of dental problems.

The cost is predictable if you visit regularly. It might cost you extra money if it's been a long time since you have had your last cleaning. The dentist would need to use special tools if there's a lot of plaque buildup on the teeth. Consequently, this would cost a little more than your usual cleanings.

Treatment Cleanings

The cost of dental cleaning would increase if the dentist uses anesthesia, root planing, or does deep scaling to clean the mouth. One can prevent unexpected costs with treatment cleaning if proper care and attention are given to the teeth. 

Every deep cleaning costs extra money. The dentist uses specialized equipment to clean the teeth depending on how much help your teeth need.

Getting Whiter Teeth

One of the popular treatments offered by many dentists is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has a different cost structure than regular cleaning. The treatment uses different tools, skills and usually takes a longer time, which adds to its extra cost. One might need to pay extra for each special piece of equipment depending on the system you select. 

The type of cleaning that you get depends on your age and the status of your oral health. 

Schedule an appointment with Covington Signature Dentistry to know more about the pricing details and how each treatment is beneficial to the teeth. Head over to 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Contact us at (253) 638-9955 or visit our website for more information. 

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