Performed by our experienced dental hygienists, a dental cleaning is a routine procedure intended to keep your gums and teeth healthy by preventing tartar buildup.
Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional can improve your overall health, brighten your smile and prevent other oral problems later on.
When you arrive for your appointment the dental hygienist will complete a physical exam of your entire mouth. After taking X-rays, they will use a mirror to check both your teeth and gums for any signs of inflammation or other potential problems.
During your cleaning the hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between the teeth using a hand scaler. The hygienist may also use a Ultrasonic Scaler which vibrates at a high frequency to help remove stains, plaque and calculus.
After your cleaning, the dental hygienist will use floss to get deep between the teeth and clean below the gum line. This is an important step and can help them locate any problem areas. The hygienist will help you rinse out all debris from the cleaning and may apply a fluoride treatment.
Professional cleanings are recommended twice a year and are a great adjunct to your daily hygiene habits to help prevent gingivitis, periodontitis and potentially tooth loss.
Whether it’s been months or years since your last cleaning we’re ready to provide you a thorough cleaning in a comfortable and relaxing environment.