How a Dental Cleaning Procedure is Performed

How a Dental Cleaning Procedure is Performed

Posted by ROBINSON FAMILY DENTISTRY on Mar 16 2022, 11:31 PM

How a Dental Cleaning Procedure is Performed

Dental cleaning is a simple yet effective way to ensure your teeth, gums are clean and healthy. Routine teeth cleaning removes plaque and germs, reducing the risk of cavities in the future. It is important to detect and treat oral issues as soon as possible.

Why Is Dental Cleaning Important?

Plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth as a result of poor dental practices. With time, plaque hardens to tartar, which cannot be removed through regular brushing and flossing. Professional dental cleaning aids in the removal of these stubborn deposits.

Other benefits of teeth cleaning include the removal of stains, the maintenance of healthy gums, and the prevention of foul breath. 

Steps of the Dental Cleaning Procedure

Knowing the procedure allows you to better prepare for it and reduces stress. Below are the steps:

  • Physical examination: Before the dental procedure, your dental hygienist will check for any signs of gum infections or other oral concerns. In case of any major issues, a dentist is consulted before proceeding.
  • Removal of plaque: With the help of a dental scaler, plaque and tartar are removed. Tatar forms when plaque hardens and needs to be removed by a dentist.
  • Deep cleaning:Once the tartars are removed, your hygienist will remove any residue using an electric toothbrush and toothpaste known as prophylaxis paste. The gritty texture of prophylaxis paste aids in the polishing of teeth.
  • Professional flossing: The dental hygienist will help remove any leftover deposits of toothpaste from the earlier cleaning procedure.
  • Rinsing:After flossing, your hygienist will rinse your mouth using a fluoride liquid.
  • Fluoride treatment: Fluoride treatment helps to protect teeth from cavities. Topical fluoride is applied to teeth using gel and fluoride varnish.
  • Checkup with Dentist:Following the dental cleaning treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth for any remaining concerns.

How Frequently Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?

This would differ from person to person. If a person is prone to dental problems, it is best to see a dentist more frequently. As a general guideline, it is recommended to get dental cleaning once every six months. 

Dental Cleaning at Robinson Family Dentistry

Dental cleaning is a painless procedure that lasts for about 30 minutes. The primary goal of professional cleaning is to prevent periodontal diseases. To know more about dental cleaning procedures, book an appointment today!

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Robinson Family Dentistry at 1281 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, SC 29410. Call us at (843) 554-9332 for appointments.

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