Routine Exams and Cleanings
in Eden Prairie, MN

Routine dental exams and cleanings can maintain or improve the status of your oral health. At Prairie Dental Group, we’re happy to have you and the entire family come in for a dental exam and cleaning! With a dental exam and cleaning, our highly trained team can catch and treat any dental issues before they worsen and provide tips for oral health care. Call our office to schedule your dental appointment for an exam and cleaning today!

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Dental Exam and Cleaning FAQs

If you set a dental appointment for an exam and cleaning at Prairie Dental Group, you may have questions about what to expect. Below are some questions that patients frequently ask.

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

On average, an exam and cleaning can take about thirty minutes to an hour. During this time, our dental hygienist and dentist will thoroughly exam your teeth and mouth for cavities, abnormalities, and signs of gingivitis. Our dental hygienist will also perform a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. During this time, plaque and tartar that build on the enamel over time will get removed. After this, a fluoride treatment will be optional to help strengthen the enamel, and tips to improve or maintain your oral health will get discussed.

How often should I have a dental cleaning and exam?

It’s recommended by the American Dental Association that patients should schedule a dental appointment for an exam and cleaning every six months. Ultimately, this time frame should get set by your dentist as the status of your oral health will depend on how often you have a dental exam and cleaning. The visits allow the dentist to upkeep your oral health and let you express any dental concerns that may have developed.

How much does a dental exam and cleaning cost?

Routine dental exams and cleanings are often covered by insurance as they are a preventive service that can prevent further dental issues or catch existing dental problems from getting worse. However, it is always best to call our office or visit our financial page to discuss how much a dental exam and cleaning will cost. We also offer cleanings with a dental exam no insurance option for those without insurance but still looking for care. Give our office a call to discuss financing options and to set your dental appointment!

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