Dental Cleaning
Mentor Ohio

Preventative visits, such as dental cleanings, are an important way to keep your mouth healthy and identify areas that may need extra attention. A diligent at-home oral hygiene routine compliments your regular visits to see Dr. Crystal Dental for professional check-ups and dental cleanings every six months.

Dental Cleaning

Teeth cleaning can be as individual as each of us. Prior to your oral hygiene practices there is your diet and what you put into your mouth. Smoking or chewing tobacco can be harmful to your teeth. Excessive sugar intact via carbonated beverages or candy can increase plaque, tartar and cavities. Coffee can create stains as well as your favorite red wine. So even though you can control your diet you can’t change the natural makeup of your body. The moist, warm environment inside your mouth, the saliva and the perfect warm temperature contribute to bacteria and plaque formation. That is when the trouble begins. Simple good habits regarding your consistent oral hygiene can prevent unnecessary cascading negative effects. Also, scheduling regular dental appointments for professional cleaning allows you to remain proactive and it becomes a true win-win.


Preventative visits, such as dental cleanings, are an important way to keep your mouth healthy and identify areas that may need extra attention. A diligent at-home oral hygiene routine compliments your regular visits to see Dr. Crystal Dental for professional check-ups and dental cleanings every six months. It is an unbeatable combination in prevention. These visits and recommendations are tailored to each patient’s individual needs and oral health status, so you know you are receiving the care that’s right for you.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an examination and a dental cleaning for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


When you consistently practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques, there should be little to no discomfort during a dental cleaning. Our gentle and caring hygienists are here to make sure your preventative visits are comfortable and thorough. If you have neglected your at-home oral hygiene habits, we are experienced in providing options that can make your visits to our office more comfortable and enjoyable during your dental cleaning. We can use a topical anesthetic, nitrous oxide, or even a mild dental sedation before the dental cleaning to provide extra comfort, if needed.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

The Procedure for Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings usually come in conjunction with a comprehensive oral exam.  Once your oral exam has been completed, unless Dr. Crystal Dental has diagnosed gum disease, we will perform a dental cleaning, or prophylaxis.  If you have gum disease, our team will recommend a deep teeth cleaning to treat the infection and disease first and then allow your gums to heal.


During the preventative dental cleaning, a special polishing paste or air powder polisher will be used to remove and disrupt the soft bacteria known as plaque or biofilm around your teeth along with staining. We will also carefully use handheld scalers and/or an ultrasonic scalers to gently remove debris, calculus, and stain from the outside surfaces of your teeth, between your teeth and along your gum line. Finally, we will carefully floss between your teeth using dental floss to ensure that all debris and softened bacteria is removed.


During your regular dental cleaning, you will receive diagnostic and preventive services from Dr. Crystal Dental as well as any needed educational information and personalized recommendations.


The Diagnostic services will include:


  • Reviewing and updating your medical and dental history, including information about heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes, and medications, which could impact your oral health.
  • Oral cancer examination and screening.
  • An extensive evaluation of your gum tissue, along with six points of measurement to check gum health to ensure you able to maintain your results at home.
  • Checking your biting alignment, chewing, and swallowing patterns.
  • Thorough examination of your teeth to detect decay.
  • X-rays to identify any problems below the surface.

Preventive services will include:


  • The removal of damaging plaque and tartar.
  • Identifying stains and possibly removing.
  • Fluoride application if beneficial.
  • Possible dental sealants (for children).
  • Polishing teeth, checking any restorations including fillings and crowns.
  • Cleaning and adjustment of dentures, partial dentures, or nightguards.

Educational services may include:


  • Tooth brushing and flossing techniques and improvements.
  • Nutritional counseling for your dietary needs.
  • Recommendations for future treatment: when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment, periodontal (gum) concerns or restorative options.
  • An evaluation of your self-care effectiveness.
  • Tobacco use suggestions.

Once your dental cleaning is finished, we will follow up with you about any treatment that has been recommended and make any necessary follow up appointments.

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Dental Cleaning for Adults

We recommend that all adults receive dental cleanings at least twice a year, unless other recommendations have been made by Dr. Crystal Dental. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. In fact, as we age, our risk for an oral infection and bone loss will continue to change over time. Changes that affect our oral health may be changes in overall health, hormones, saliva, and diet. The protective enamel over our teeth can naturally wears away over time, creating opportunities for cavities or bite changes to develop. The best way to combat this is by always brushing and flossing daily in addition to visiting Dr. Crystal Dental on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule your appointment around your family or work schedule, making it easier to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.

Pediatric Dental Cleanings for Children

At Dr. Crystal Dental, we recommend that you bring your child in for oral exams and cleanings beginning at 12 months, and every 6 months following that.  Establishing a Dental Home early, along with regularly scheduled preventative cleaning visits and education is an easy way to create a greats habits develop a positive relationship with our team.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Dental Cleaning for Sensitive Teeth

At Dr. Crystal Dental, we practice gentle dentistry and can provide dental cleanings if you have sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they believe that their teeth will hurt and feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with our caring staff, you will feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are and can offer a variety of options. We encourage open communication about your specific concerns and can offer ways to help make you feel at ease at our office. We offer a variety of options such as topical anesthetic, sensitive tooth treatments, local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, or mild dental sedation methods so that you can rest assured of your comfort during your dental cleaning and examinations. Don’t hesitate discussing your concerns with our team so that we can tailor a plan specific for you and your needs.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment for your professional dental cleaning. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.