Number of Visits: 1 Completion Time: 30 - 60 minutes Recovery Period: NA
Teeth Cleaning & Dental Hygiene
Our dental appointments for teeth cleaning are performed by a dental hygienist in the clinic. Before the actual cleaning process begins, they start with a physical exam of your entire mouth.The dental hygienist will check around your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) or other potential concerns.
Without a professional cleaning, tartar and plaque could build up, discolor your teeth, affect your gums and bone, and lead to decay or tooth loss.
Deep Cleaning - Removing Plaque
The dental hygienist will use a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. The more tartar there is in your mouth, the more time they’ll need to scrape a particular spot.
Brushing and flossing stops plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. Once you have tartar, you can only have it removed at your dentist’s office. Getting a deep clean may require at least two visits to the dentist.
The idea is to get all of the bacteria removed from the pockets of your teeth, allowing the gums to heal and stay healthy.