The Dental Cleaning Chaska Residents Smile About

Professional dental cleanings, also known as dental hygiene visits, are an important component of any good oral health care routine. The dentists and their team at Chaska Dental Center are here to provide you and each member of your family with a cleaning that will leave your teeth healthy and bright and your mouth refreshed. With a dental cleaning, Chaska residents and our neighbors from nearby communities can be certain their oral health is on track for optimal care.

Cleaning Young Smiles

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises a baseline checkup for your children before they are one year old or when that first tooth appears. At this visit, we look for any signs that may indicate future tooth or bite development concerns. We also give parents advice on how best to care to for their little ones’ teeth until they begin seeing the dentist for regular checkups.

Dental Cleaning for All Ages

Everyone over the age of three should visit the dentist for a professional hygiene appointment twice per year. At these visits, one of our dental hygienists will clean and polish your teeth. Using a special rotary brush and fluoride toothpaste in the flavor of your choice, we thoroughly clean all the surfaces of your teeth. And just as you do at home, the hygienist will floss in between your teeth to remove plaque. A fluoride treatment may also be recommended if your teeth are susceptible to decay or are sensitive. These treatments are particularly helpful for children whose molars are deeply grooved and may be more difficult to keep clear of food particles that attract decay-causing bacteria.

Periodontal Health Assessments

Our gentle hygienists will also inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, we're here to help you.

If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral health care routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which is different than a standard dental cleaning. During a deep cleaning, the hygienist concentrates on removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, particularly under the gum line. If allowed to accumulate, the bacteria in plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) can begin to infect and destroy gum tissue and the supporting bone tissue underneath. As this destruction progresses, the symptoms include swollen and bleeding gums; enlarged gum pockets around your teeth; receding gums; loosening teeth; and ultimately tooth loss.

A deep dental cleaning from the “dentist near me” in Chaska includes the following steps:

  • Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
  • Root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
  • Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection

For a smile that is clean and healthy, schedule at dental cleaning at Chaska Dental Center.

I brought my daughter, 10 years old, to the clinic yesterday. Was blown away by how east to work with all of the staff. Wendy at the front desk was wonderfully warm and inviting. The hygienist we had, Erin, was wonderful with my daughter. She was very engaging. We had Dr. Swingdorf as our dentist and he was amazing. Talked to my daughter instead of to me, which I LOVE! He addressed all of our concerns and was very approachable. Would recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding dental clinic!

I want to state how fortunate I am - and I am certain everyone else of Dr. Meschke's patients - to have such an outstanding and most capable person as Dr. Tom Meschke as our dentist. I am certain Dr. Meschke has to be one of the very best dentists in the entire state of Minnesota. He is personable with his patients, he is genuinely interested in correcting and resolving your dental issue. I know he has made a big difference in my dental health from where I started with him about 20 years ago to where I am today which is in positive dental health. There are many good dentists in Minnesota, I am certain, but I do not believe that Dr. Meshke could be ranked below any of them. He is truly the best! - Steve W.

Fantastic dental experience! The office staff have always treated me with respect and care. Dr. Swingdorf is the best dentist I've ever seen. Highly recommend! - Ross N.

Really enjoy coming in, the doctors and the entire staff are more engaged and concerned which makes the atmosphere much more friendly and less transactional. The atmosphere was only one facet that made the experience great, I went for a basic appointment but it felt tailored to my needs more so that with other dentists I've gone to. Would definitely recommend to friends and family - Christopher S.

Life changer for me! I had missing teeth and bone loss for years and Dr. Meschke came up with a plan for implants. I can chew with the right side of my mouth again for the first time in over 10 years! Our family of 9 is lucky to have him for a dentist. Professional, Innovative, Caring, & Affordable. Thanks Dr. Meschke!!! - Scott F.

Dr. Swingdorf, I wanted to thank you and Linda and the rest of Chaska Dental's staff for all your courtesy and care to make sure my dental and overall health continue to be excellent. - Camille

Thank you Dr. Swingdorf for your time and attention when I came in for my 6 month check up. I very much appreciate all you do for my and the health of my dental care. I cannot thank you enough!

The receptionists are helpful and courteous, the hygienists are patient, gentle, knowledgeable and very nice. We've been coming here for years and have no intentions on going anywhere else.

One too many kernels of Kettle Korn at the Twins game this past weekend. I called CDC first thing Monday morning and was in the chair for molar restoration within a half hour. Now that's accommodation. Thank you! Go TWINS!

As much as it is contradictory to say; You make dentist visits/work enjoyable! Thanks again and...I always refer my friends your way for a great dentist!

Tom, Thank you so much for your honesty & integrity. I had no idea of your warranty or even that this tooth had been worked on before or when. This will not go unnoticed in the community. I've already told several people of your honesty and quality of work & will continue to do so. - Luke

Dear Tom, Thank you for your care and concern for me - I appreciate your professional pride in your excellent work - even when you make a patient wait. Thank goodness you did have new caps made. I LOVE MY NEW TEETH. Best wishes to you and your family - you are special. XOXO-Susan

The dental care from Dr. Meschke and his staff is the best I've received in my adult years. They are professional, thorough, and make the experience something to look forward to (which is a hard thing to do, given that it's dental work and generally, not an enjoyable experience).
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Just a note to say a sincere Thank You for the beautiful work you did on my front tooth, the "prettiest" tooth in my mouth. Yes, Betty, my sister-in-law was informed. I'll show it off Saturday at a wedding shower!
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