Keeping your teeth clean isn’t only something you do at home. Sometimes you could use a little extra help from an experienced professional. Even if you brush every day, there could still be some hard-to-reach areas you’re missing – and you might not even realize it.
When you come to Church Family Dental, our dental hygienists will make sure your teeth are free from harmful plaque and tartar.
A professional dental cleaning is a simple four-step process. Your hygienist will first use a special tool called a scaler to scrape away the hardened bacteria coating your teeth.
We advise against using this tool at home as you can easily injure yourself, so this is a very important step of the professional cleaning treatment.
Next, we will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush, making sure to thoroughly clean those difficult areas. The hygienist will conclude your visit by flossing and giving you a fluoride treatment.
Dental cleanings are usually part of comprehensive exams, so the dentist will also be checking to make sure your mouth is healthy, potentially catching oral health issues before they worsen. Some other great advantages of a dental cleaning include:
Not keeping up with your oral health can lead to numerous oral health issues, including cavities and gum disease. Going to the dentist for a cleaning twice per year can drastically help maintain your healthy smile.