Twice a year professional dental cleanings are a vital part of having healthy teeth and gums. Regular check-ups ensure prompt treatment for any issues with your teeth and/or gums.
Patients with periodontal (gum) disease are encouraged to have more frequent cleaning visits. For individuals who have periodontal disease, increased dental cleanings each year can help prevent future tooth loss.
Our professional cleaning allows the hygienist to remove plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing. Plaque will harden (calcify) and turn into tartar. Tartar build-up will then lead to gum disease.
What Happens During A Dental Cleaning?
Your medical history will be reviewed and we will ask if you have experienced any discomfort or pain in your teeth or gums since your last visit. If you point out an issue or concern, digital X-rays are done if required.
The dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and tongue as well as a check for oral cancer.
Your cleaning will begin utilizing an ultra sonic scaler. This tool uses water and ultrasound waves to gently remove tartar from your teeth. Suction will be used in your mouth during this treatment to whisk away excess water and saliva.
Hand scalers will be used to ensure all debris is removed.
Every cleaning is followed by polishing. Polishing removes stains and creates a smooth tooth finish.
Flossing is performed so every tooth is smooth and pampered on all sides.
A fluoride rinse is provided to help prevent cavities.
Finally, your next check-up and cleaning will be scheduled at your convenience.
Your recare interval will be determined by the status of your gum condition.