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What happens during professional teeth cleanings?

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Teeth cleanings are simple, harmless, and will leave you with minty fresh results. There are five painless steps during this dental process.

1. Dental exam

Your dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums by using a small mirror to check for any signs of gingivitis or other diseases. If any major issues are detected, the dental hygienist and the dentist will evaluate and proceed.

2. Plaque and tartar removal

To remove all the plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth, your dental hygenist will use a scaler. A scaler is otherwise known as a plaque scraper. The more buildup you have, the more they'll need to scrape a particular area. Brushing and flossing prevent plaque from hardening into tartar and this can only be removed at your dentist's office.

3. Toothpaste cleanse

After the plaque and the tartar removal. the hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. This is an excellent way to deep clean and removes any leftover tartar from the scaler.

4. Professional flossing

It's best to have a professional flossing session during your visit. We can get in between your teeth and locate these trouble spots where your gums have the potential to bleed. Having our hygenist floss your teeth can also remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste. We can also give you tips on how to floss at home.

5. Rinsing

The final step would be to wash and rinse out your mouth to get rid of any remaining debris.

Teeth cleanings help prevent and control gum disease and tooth decay. We encourage you to make regular oral checkups a priority in your dental plan to maintain a healthy smile. Book your next appointment with us at today!

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