A regular scheduled dental cleaning helps to maintain your optimal oral hygiene. By having routine scheduled cleanings, we can ensure that your teeth are in the best shape possible while removing any plaque or tartar buildup that has developed since your last visit. Even though you may brush and floss your teeth and gums regularly, sometimes plaque can still build up and harden into tartar which can only be removed by professionals.
During your cleaning, a hygienist will also conduct a visual examination of your gums and teeth, checking for any signs of inflammation, cavities, or other potential dental issues before beginning your cleaning. A dentist will also stop by to confirm the state of your oral health and recommend any treatments or changes in your dental hygiene routine.
For your cleaning, a hygienist will use a mirror to inspect your teeth and use a scaling tool to clean each tooth one by one. We recommend regular cleanings even for those who have a generally healthy mouth and gums because a thorough cleaning cannot be performed at home even with exceptional flossing and brushing. Our professional tools allow us to easily remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. After scaling, your hygienist may also use other tools and techniques to continue cleaning between your teeth and underneath your gums.
A dental cleaning is not meant to be painful, but can cause some discomfort to patients due to the scraping technique that is required to effectively clean your teeth.