Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkup

At Platte Valley Dental Group, we prioritize your oral health by ensuring a thorough and caring approach to dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning.

Teeth Cleanings & Checkups in Scottsbluff

At Platte Valley Dental Group, we understand that a healthy smile is as important as a beautiful one. That’s why our dedicated team offers comprehensive dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning services designed to maintain your oral health and prevent future problems. During each visit, we ensure a comfortable and thorough examination, combined with expert cleaning that leaves your teeth feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Join us in Scottsbluff, NE, to experience how regular dental care can enhance your overall health and boost your confidence with every smile.

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  • Why is regular teeth cleaning important?

    Regular, professional teeth cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral hygiene and overall health. It helps remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Professional cleanings also provide an opportunity for our dental professionals to detect early signs of problems and address them before they worsen. Keeping up with regular cleanings is one of the best ways to ensure long-term dental health and prevent the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

  • What is an oral cancer screening?

    An oral cancer screening is a vital part of your dental checkup. During this screening, your dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, including lumps, irregular tissue changes, or sores. We also look for signs of precancerous conditions. This screening is quick and painless but could potentially save your life by catching cancer early when it is most treatable.

    Oral cancer can affect anyone, though individuals who use tobacco are at a significantly higher risk. Tobacco contains around 3,000 different chemicals, some of which are also found in pesticides and embalming fluid. Often, cellular changes beneath the surface are not noticeable until they have progressed to a severe stage.

    Nevertheless, the early detection and treatment of oral cancer greatly enhance the likelihood of a successful recovery. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, oral cancer is responsible for approximately 12,250 deaths each year from about 58,500 diagnosed cases. Should we notice any unusual alterations in the tissues of your mouth, we may recommend a biopsy and further examination by a specialized laboratory.

    It’s important to note that various non-cancerous changes can also occur in the tissue of your mouth, ranging from oral warts to autoimmune lesions.

    Additionally, we recognize the strong addictive properties of tobacco, even among those who are health-conscious. If you are ready to quit, we are here to support you. Discuss quitting strategies and resources with your hygienist or dentist; we are committed to helping you succeed.

  • How long does a dental cleaning take?

    The length of a professional dental cleaning can vary depending on your oral hygiene, the presence of gum disease, or other factors. Typically, a routine dental cleaning lasts between 30 to 60 minutes. During this time, our skilled hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar, followed by polishing your teeth for a fresh, clean feel. If it’s been a while since your last cleaning or if more intensive cleaning is needed, it might take a bit longer.

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you have more questions about dental checkups and other preventative dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Platte Valley Dental Group

416 Valley View Drive, Suite 900
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
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Monday - Thursday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Friday - Sunday


(308) 633-1111