Keep Cavities Away with Our South Park Dental Cleaning Services
No one likes having their teeth drilled. Luckily, you can prevent cavities from ever forming with regular dental cleanings. Our experienced South Park dentists will thoroughly clean your teeth, reaching the spaces that can’t be easily accessed by a toothbrush. Then, we’ll give them a good polish, and examine them for signs of damage.
What Happens During a Tooth Cleaning?
Dental cleanings are the most painless, routine procedures we perform, but many people still dread them. That is quite understandable—after all, it’s not exactly relaxing to have a bunch of metal tools poking around your mouth! If you are stressed about an upcoming dental cleaning, knowing what is going on might help you feel better.
- The dental hygienist uses a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for any signs of inflammation or major damage. If there are signs of either, they may ask the dentist if it’s safe to proceed with a cleaning.
- Using the small mirror to guide them, the dental hygienist will use an implement called a scaler to scrape away any plaque and tartar that has built up around your gum line or in-between your teeth.
- Next, the hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric brush. They will use a gritty, professional toothpaste to get rid of stains and discoloration.
- Whether you floss regularly at home or not, nothing beats an expert flossing session. Your dental hygienist can get deep between your teeth and locate any potential trouble spots.
- Finally, your hygienist will rinse out your mouth with liquid fluoride to get rid of any debris from earlier in the cleaning process.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?
It is typically suggested that you visit the dentist twice a year, at least once every six months. Some people pay be more prone to developing cavities and plaque build-up, and may need to make more frequent visits. Pregnant woman and people with conditions like diabetes often need more frequent check-ups. If you’re wondering how often you should schedule your exams, our dentists will be happy to advise you!