Why do I need a cleaning?
Brushing and flossing even if done regularly can not get under the gums. Professional dental cleaning during a hygiene appointment removes the deposits under the gum where no brush can reach.
-Soft deposits on the teeth can be removed with brushing but when they become hard, only a professional cleaning can remove them.
-Dental cleaning will keep your gums healthy. Healthy gums will provide a great foundation for your teeth to keep them healthy as well!
Who performs a dental cleaning?
Dental cleaning is usually performed by a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist has been trained and certified to see you for your hygiene appointment. Our friendly hygienists are carefully selected to assure high standard of care.
How often do I come in for a dental cleaning?
Dental cleaning is performed at least every six months. As everyone's teeth are unique the interval of your hygiene visit is determined by your teeth and gum health. At our practice we will advise you what is a healthy interval for your visits.
What is done at a dental cleaning?
Hard deposits that are attached on the teeth, or under the gum is removed either with a hand instrument or an electric one. All areas will be cleaned and the teeth will be polished followed by application of topical fluoride. Fluoride will help strengthen your teeth against cavities.
Your mouth will feel fresh and clean afterwards! An amazing feeling!