Steps in a Dental Cleaning:
Our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth to identify signs of disease or other disorders. The goal is to help maintain your oral health and prevent problems from becoming serious, by detecting and treating problems as soon as possible. Our dentist may also ask for your medical history. Once the evaluation is complete, our dentist will begin the teeth cleaning procedure.
Removal of Plaque and Tartar
Using hand or ultrasonic tools, our dentist will scrape below the gum line, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath, and other problems. This process might take longer if you have not had your teeth professionally cleaned in a while or if it is your first time.
To remove surface stains after plaque and tartar deposits have been removed, our dentist will polish your teeth using prophy paste, which is like an extra-grainy version of toothpaste, and a tiny rubber cup that spins on the end of a hand-held wand.
Flossing and Fluoride Application
Next, our dentist may floss your teeth. This stage removes any leftover debris and plaque that the first two may have missed. Applying a fluoride treatment helps your teeth absorb minerals that make them stronger and protect them from damage and decay.
Follow-up Appointment Set up
There is no fixed answer to how often you should see our dentist. If your teeth and gums are in good shape, you probably won't need to return for six months. If further treatment is required, such as filling a cavity, repairing a broken crown, or removing a wisdom tooth, you should make an appointment before leaving our dental office.
Now that you know that professional teeth cleanings play a major role in keeping you healthy from head to toe, book your appointment at in , , and have our dentist answer all your questions beforehand to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
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