At Common Sense Family Dentistry, we provide dental cleanings and examinations to patients of all ages and with all dental needs. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible. The best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. Call (435) 319-8992 to schedule your visit and learn how you can stay healthy year-round with dental cleanings and exams in St. George, Utah.

Dental Cleanings And Examinations For Children

Dr. Scott Stucki works with patients of various ages and knows how to help children feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Many families visit our dental office for their child to receive teeth cleaning. We recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start from a very young age. This is important for ensuring that baby teeth grow properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in. People may not realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do. The difference is that children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. We recommend that parents bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. This way, we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria to prevent cavities.

While cleaning children’s teeth, our team will practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments. Thus, visiting the dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child, call (435) 319-8992.

St. George Dental Cleaning And Examinations


We also recommend that adults receive teeth cleanings at least twice a year. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. As people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. The older teeth get, the more the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become more accessible to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day and visiting the dentist regularly. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier to get your teeth cleaned.

Sensitive Teeth

At Common Sense Family Dentistry, we practice gentle dentistry and clean teeth for sensitive patients. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist due to concern that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with the right dentist, you can feel comfortable regardless of your teeth sensitivity. We offer a variety of sedation methods so that you do not have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, our dentist can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that you can remain comfortable.

It is important to understand the reason that teeth become sensitive. Very often, it is due to the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel can wear away due to age, what you eat, and improper oral health care. While brushing with desensitizing toothpaste can help, you must continue visiting the dentist to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. Otherwise, the sensitivity can increase. During your dental exam, let us know about your discomfort so that we can discuss ways to reduce it by using methods such as a fluoride treatment or sealant.

Preventing Emergencies

Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop, creating a painful situation and leading to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort. However, if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth, the dental pulp can become infected, and a root canal will be necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment with Scott Stucki twice a year. It is essential to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured. By staying in good health, you can prevent teeth from cracking or chipping during an accident.


During the teeth cleaning and examination, we will also discuss ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At Common Sense Family Dentistry, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is essential to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth, and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You will also benefit from flossing daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard-to-reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.

Your diet is also important for good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables, and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott Stucki, call (435) 319-8992 today!