What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?
Many people think that cleanings might prevent severe oral issues. Regular dental visit reduces the risk of developing diseases in the mouth. However, the cleaning process varies from dentist to dentist; gain a firm understanding of what happens during a teeth cleaning.
- A physical exam
Central Park Dental Care provides professional dental hygienist for teeth cleanings. Before the actual cleaning process, they examine your teeth and gums with the use of a small mirror.
If there are no major problems detected, dental hygienist calls the dentist to assure it is fine to proceed.
- Removing plaque and tartar
With the guidance of a small mirror, they use a scalar to remove tartar and plaque around the gum line and between teeth.
To stop building up of plaque and hardening into tartar, brush and floss your teeth regularly twice a day.
- Gritty toothpaste cleaning
Once the tartar is removed, the hygienist brushes your teeth with a high-powered electric brush. This makes a grinding noise but it is a great way to deep clean.
Professional cleaners use toothpaste which has a gritty consistency that gently scrubs your teeth. This polishing of teeth is considered as safe and if done harshly, it may wear down the enamel.
- Expert flossing
Whether you floss regularly, nothing can be great than expert flossing. Professional flossing helps in removing leftover plaque or toothpaste in the earlier cleaning process.
Rinsing your mouth with water is not sufficient. Dental hygienist at Central Park Dental Care provides a solution that contains liquid fluoride for better rinsing at home.
- Applying fluoride treatment
This treatment is a protection for your teeth that help to fight against cavities. A foamy gel or fluoride varnish is placed on teeth for a minute which hardens the teeth. You can eat and drink immediately.
Other potential steps
Professional teeth cleanings need to be done twice a year and X-rays once in a year. A dental hygienist may perform several other tests.
Visit Central Park Dental Care regularly for teeth cleanings and understand the treatment in advance what’s going on.