Dental Cleanings

We believe that healthy mouth is a critical part of your overall health.

Healthy Mouth=Healthier You

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Regular dental cleanings and exams will help you maintain and keep your natural teeth for life! Regular cleanings and exams can detect small problems before they become painful and expensive. In fact, the best way to keep your dental expenses affordable and your mouth healthy is to receive professional dental cleanings every six months.

If diagnosed with periodontal disease, however, you will need  to receive a special type of cleaning and exam every four months. Regular periodontal maintenance is crucial for a healthy mouth and maintaining bone level.

Find out more here on importance of regular dental visits

Worried about Dental Cleaning Cost?

Most dental insurance covers preventative care such as regular cleanings and exams at 100%. Remember, dental expenses increase as problems with the teeth and gums amplify so regular cleanings and exams are imperative.
If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry. Coddington Dental provides easy-to-understand payment plans designed especially for you.

Regular Cleanings

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Your professional dental cleaning will include:

The removal of calculus (tartar)

Calculus is a hardened plaque firmly connected to the tooth surface. Calculus can form both above and below the gum line which enables it to only be removed with special dental instruments.

The removal of plaque

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums, which could be the start of periodontal disease.

Teeth Polishing

Teeth polishing removes any additional stain and plaque not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling during dental cleanings.

Dental Exams

Our Lincoln dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam after the cleaning at your dental visit.
One of our hygienists, Sydney, answers the most commonly asked questions during cleanings here:

This initial dental exam will include:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radio-graphs)- X-rays are essential in determining tooth and root positions and detecting decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.
  • An oral cancer screening- An oral cancer screening includes a check of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • A gum disease evaluation- A gum disease evaluation includes a check of the gums and bone surrounding your teeth for signs of periodontal disease.
  • An examination of all tooth surfaces to detect and check for decay (cavities).
  • An examination of all existing restorations to ensure quality and functionality.

Why are dental cleanings Important?

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Looking for Dental Payment Plans?

Find out about Care Credit

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Make easy, affordable payments for your procedure with dental payment plans we offer.

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Annual Plan Benefits
For Lincoln Dental Plans

All X-rays
Comprehensive Exam
2 Emergency Exams
2 Routine Dental Cleanings (Every 12 Months)
25% Discount on Select Procedures


LDP offers discounts on the following procedures:

Regular Cleanings
Deep Cleanings
Periodontal Maintenance
Dental Crowns (Excludes Cosmetic Crowns)
White Fillings
Root Canals
Professional Teeth Whitening
Night Guards

Learn More about Lincoln Dental Plans Membership

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Coddington Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.

Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.

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Nebraska Family Dentistry has Lincoln Dental clinics in all parts of Lincoln. Choose “near me dentist” location that is convenient for you.