Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleanings can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour.
There are three important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers. Our hygienist will also remove any plaque buildup in the gums if needed.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places. A certified dental assistant will polish your teeth.