Oral Hygiene

Stay healthy by preventing dental decay and diseases.

Get Cleaned & Polished In One Go
A member of our team taking care of a patient's oral hygiene

You must get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to keep your oral health in check. However, gone are the days of listening to your hygienist scrape your teeth with hand tools and enduring unpleasant polishes.

At Nashville Dentistry Co., we use a modern technological device to make your oral hygiene visits comfortable and highly effective. This one tool:

  • Removes biofilm (the leading cause for cavities and infections)

  • Removes stains

  • Removes plaque, tartar, and calculus

  • Reduces the need for hand or power instruments

  • Eliminates the need for polishing paste

  • Performs periodontal therapy

  • Cleans restorations and implants without removing them

  • Detects early signs of dental decay

  • And more!

When you partner with us for your dental care, we’ll not only keep your smile in good shape but also your wallet by helping you avoid costly dental procedures.

What Makes Our Oral Hygiene Care Different?

We use the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master for guided biofilm therapy.

Prevents Cavities

It’s the only technology to remove biofilm from your teeth’s surface and inaccessible areas, such as deep pits and fissures, interdental spaces, misaligned areas, below the gumline, etc.

Detects Cavities

Avoid unnecessary aggressive dental treatments in the future with early detection of white spots and dental caries.

Preserves Healthy Teeth

Minimizing the use of power and hand tools keeps your natural teeth looking good long term.

Great for Orthodontics

It provides 100% accessibility around orthodontic brackets without needing to remove wires, ligatures, or elastics.

Maintains Restorations

It won’t scratch your expensive investment. It also inhibits stains and discoloration! All-natural PLUS powder is minimally invasive and nonabrasive. 

Stress Free

Kids (and adults) love how comfortable, noise-free, and naturally sweet tasting the AIRFLOW® treatment with the PLUS powder is.

‘‘I tell EVERYONE to go here. It’s a truly luxurious experience - from the aesthetic and decor to the Bose headphones and flatscreen TV ceilings! Everyone should come here for their dental cleanings. I can’t believe it’s all completely covered by my insurance. I truly look forward to going to the dentist!’’

Olivia M., 5-Star Google Review

Oral Hygiene FAQs

Answered by our friendly dental team.
  • How often should you go to the dentist for a cleaning?

    The average recommended frequency for oral hygiene appointments is once every six months. When necessary, Dr. Ashish Patel may recommend more.

    To determine how often you need to visit the dentist, contact us for an exam.

  • Why is visiting the dentist important?

    Regular dental visits help you:

    • Prevent dental problems
    • Prevent your oral health from causing or aggravating overall health problems
    • Avoid unnecessary dental procedures
    • Save money
    • Keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful

    More specifically:

    Built-up plaque, tartar, and calculus on your teeth can only be removed by a dental hygienist (brushing and flossing will not remove these). If left untreated, you significantly increase your risk of tooth decay and periodontitis (gum disease), which may lead to overall health issues.

    Frequent dental visits also allow Dr. Patel to catch dental problems early on when treatment is more likely to be non-invasive, quick, and less expensive. He’ll also look for signs of overall health issues, like oral cancer, and work with your physician, so you receive proper care.

  • Are dental cleanings covered by insurance?

    Usually, yes! Routine cleanings and exams are considered preventive/essential dental care, and most dental insurance policies cover these at 100% (no additional cost).

    Don’t have insurance?

    Sign up for our affordable in-house dental savings plan. It includes coverage for routine cleanings, exams, and x-rays! Plus, you’ll receive a 15% discount on other treatments.

  • What is guided biofilm therapy?

    Guided biofilm therapy (GBT)…Open a new window to learn more about GBT… is a systemic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management, the main factor for dental decay and infections.

    It involves a variety of treatment protocols based on your individual needs and diagnoses.

    But most importantly:

    It makes oral hygiene visits effective, gentle, safe, quick, comfortable, and without pain.

    At our office, GBT is performed with the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master. This innovative piece of technology is known for:

    • Removing biofilm, stains, and young calculus on the tooth (or restoration or implant) and below the gumline
    • Being minimally invasive
    • Cleaning and polishing in one procedure
    • Allowing different water temperatures to ensure your comfort
    • Having the highest hygiene standards

    Want to learn more?

  • Are you accepting new patients?

    Yes, we always welcome new patients.

    Our office is conveniently located in Brentwood…Open Google Maps in a new window to get directions to our office… and serves communities throughout Tennessee, including Nashville, Franklin, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Forest Hills, Melrose, 12th South, Nolensville, and Crieve Hall.

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