What to expect from teeth cleaning at the dentist’s office

Although it is recommended to visit the dentist at least two times a year, many people don’t get started with their dental visits and let years pass before a thorough cleaning. Sometimes this is due to lack of dental insurance while for others, time constraints prevent them from moving forward with receiving appropriate dental care. One of the most important dental services is teeth cleaning because it helps ensure the ongoing health and strength of your teeth for years to come. Understanding what to expect from teeth cleaning can help you best prepare for your upcoming dental visit.

Removing dental plaque and tartar

Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque builds up on the teeth overtime. When it calcifies and hardens, it turns into calculus and needs to be scraped off of the tooth’s enamel. When you arrive at your dental cleaning appointment, the dental hygienist will be the one to administer the cleaning. They will use a wide range of different tools in order to perform the cleaning in the dentist’s office. The entire cleaning will take between 30 minutes to one hour and should be fairly painless if not a little uncomfortable.

Getting a thorough teeth cleaning

The dental hygienist will be able to provide you with a complete and thorough teeth cleaning service so your teeth will be healthy and polished. They will make use of a variety of different tools in order to remove all of the plaque. Among the tools they will use are a polisher and scaler. Some people may experience discomfort when the scaler is used but by speaking with the dentist whenever the discomfort occurs, you can communicate so they know how you are feeling.

Once the teeth cleaning is completed, you will notice a difference in your teeth’s appearance. In addition they will feel smoother and more even due to the removal of the built up plaque. Getting comprehensive teeth cleaning services results in teeth that are beautiful, strong, and very healthy. Not all dentists offer the same high quality cleaning and attention to detail so it is important to choose carefully and select the best dentist for your needs.

At the end of your cleaning, you will receive advice from the dentist or hygienist about how to continue to take good care of your smile.
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