Dental Cleaning in Valparaiso and St. John, Indiana

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At Creating Smiles, Dr. Kapers and his team will make you feel right at home when you visit for your next dental checkup. If you have reservations about seeing a dentist, know that we offer several sedation dentistry options so you’ll feel nothing but relaxed throughout your appointment. Our attentive team will be by your side to discuss your treatment and answer any questions you have, so you’ll know exactly what you need and what to expect before moving forward.

Need an appointment? New patients can typically be scheduled within a week of calling our office or making an appointment online.

Or call our St. John office at (219) 322-9920
or our Valpo office at (219) 462-1970

What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning Appointment

When you arrive at our office, our team will warmly welcome you. Once you’re checked in, we’ll usher you into our treatment area and help you get settled in. If you have any concerns, such as anxiety or tooth sensitivity (or both), we can work with you to customize your experience and provide the necessary care to minimize these issues.

Semiannual dental checkups and cleanings generally involve:

  • Gentle, thorough cleaning and polishing to remove stubborn plaque from each tooth

  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce your risk for tooth decay and cavities

  • An oral cancer screening, in which Dr. Kapers checks your mouth, lips, gums, oral cavity, and throat for abnormalities such as lesions and tumors

  • Helping you pinpoint potential problem areas in your mouth and recommending proper care going forward to prevent issues

young girl getting a dental cleaning
man smiling after dental cleaning

Why We Recommend Dental Cleanings Every 6 Months

You brush and floss twice a day, yet your dentist finds a couple of cavities on your teeth. This is because brushing and flossing cannot remove plaque and tartar that has hardened on the teeth, and certain areas of the teeth simply can’t be reached without the help of a hygienist.

At Creating Smiles, PC, we recommend semiannual (every 6 months) dental cleanings because it is the surest way to prevent gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay. What’s more, these visits can save you the time, stress, and costs of having to treat serious dental problems later. Dr. Kapers and his trusted team can provide the necessary care to make your routine dental visits more comfortable and offer advice to help you improve your quality of life.