Teeth cleaning is a simple and painless process. Knowing what to expect prior to your appointment will take away any apprehension and allow you to enjoy the process and the results.
Step 1: Physical Exam
Most teeth cleanings are performed by our highly qualified, registered dental hygienists. Prior to any cleaning, they will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your entire mouth.
Step 2: Scaling
With the use of a scaling tool, the dental hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar from around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. Scaling is a more extensive procedure than a standard dental cleaning because this it involves cleaning the areas below the gum line.
However, this is an important part of professional teeth cleaning because it prevents the development or progression of gum disease.
Step 3: Polish
Once your teeth are plaque-free, the dental hygienist will use a high-powered electric brush to removes any residual tartar.
Step 4: Fluoride Treatment
The last step in the teeth cleaning process is a fluoride treatment where a foamy gel is put into a pan and onto your teeth to sit for a one minute. This foamy gel acts as a protectant for your teeth to help fight cavities.