Dental Cleaning in Nappanee

Welcome to our family focus dental office in Nappanee! We pride ourselves in making sure that your smile is ready to last a lifetime through our detailed dental cleaning.

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Why do you need Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only between 25 and 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. Routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing, and polishing.

During your appointment we also do a full mouth inspection. 47.2% of adults aged 30 and above have some sort of gum disease. During our dental cleaning, we make sure that your gums are healthy and remain healthy. If we notice a potential for gum disease, we are able to quickly address and fix the problem areas before the gum disease spreads and affects your entire smile.

What is “scaling” and why do we do it at every dental cleaning visit?

Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces in a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.

Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve the best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for dental cleanings.

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What is involved in a dental cleaning visit at Topping Dental Group Middlebury?

We want you to be 100% comfortable when it’s time to get your teeth cleaned done at any of our Topping Dental Group locations, including our Nappanee office. Here’s what you can expect when it’s time to get a routine dental cleaning:

  • Gum examination to make sure you don't have gingivitis
  • Scaling (removing of tarter and plaque)
  • Flossing to make sure between the teeth is cleaned, too
  • Fluoride treatment to finish

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Cleaning at Topping Nappanee

How often should I have a schedule dental cleaning?

The ADA recommends that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a routine dental cleaning. This is a great practice to have because we want to proactively spot potential problems and take care of the issue before it becomes a problem that requires a lot of intervention.

If you spot a cavity, can I have it taken care of during my dental cleaning visit?

We do not treat cavities on the same day as your cleaning appointment. Before leaving the office, you are able to schedule an appointment to take care of the filling. To learn more about fillings, click the button below.

Do you take x-rays?

Yes, we take x-rays of your mouth as needed to make sure that there are no issues happening below the surface of your teeth. 

How long do dental cleaning appointments last?

We pride ourselves on having an efficient, yet quick appointment. Most appointments can be finished in 30 minutes, but we recommend that you plan for 60 minutes in case we find any problems that need to be addressed.

Is it safe to have a dental cleaning appointment if I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend that you have a dentist appointment while pregnant and soon after giving birth. The mouth tells us a lot about your overall health and is the first step in having a healthy lifestyle.

How long do I have to wait to eat or drink after receiving fluoride treatment?

Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after your appointment, and avoid coffee, tea, and dark liquids for 6 hours. The longer you can go without eating or drinking, the better your fluoride treatment will work on your teeth. After 6 hours, you don’t need to avoid any food or drinks.

Topping Dental Group Nappanee Location & Contact Information

Meet our Nappanee Dental Team

Dr. Brian. R. Topping

Dr. Brian. R. Topping

DDS, FICOI, PC

Stephanie Topping

Stephanie Topping

Practice Administrator

Jenna Bowen

Jenna Bowen

Expanded Dental Assistant

Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Sondra Diener

Sondra Diener

Administrative Assistant

Jenni Fischer

Jenni Fischer

Treatment Coordinator & Licensed Dental Hygienist

Abigail Flora

Abigail Flora

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Brooke Hart

Brooke Hart

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Terra Herr

Terra Herr

Front Office & Insurance Specialist

Rebekah Kindle

Rebekah Kindle

PRN & Licensed Dental Hygienist

Emilee Koontz

Emilee Koontz

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Patty Mast

Patty Mast

Expanded Dental Assistant

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Front Office

Erin Miller

Erin Miller

PRN & Expanded Dental Assistant

Jennifer Pippenger

Jennifer Pippenger

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Tyana Julian

Tyana Julian

Expanded Dental Assistant

Kelsey Taylor

Kelsey Taylor

Expanded Dental Assistant

Haley Zent

Haley Zent

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Dawn Ziegler

Dawn Ziegler

Expanded Dental Assistant

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Topping Dental Group is here to assist each and every patient with the very best dental care. Our office has a small town, neighborly atmosphere that will immediately put you at ease.