It is very common to put dental cleaning on your list of not so favorite things to do, and it is easy to understand the apprehension.  Sitting in a chair with your mouth ajar, while someone prods between your teeth and gums, does not sound like fun.  Knowing a little more about routine dental cleanings and what goes on during the process might put your mind at ease.  

Routine dental cleaning is an important preventative measure for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dental cleaning also plays a role in warding off a myriad of health conditions related to poor dental health.  Regular dental cleanings can also save you money by costing thousands of dollars less than dental problems that may arise from poor dental care.  

Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dental cleaning to help you learn more about the process:

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional dental cleaning should take place at least twice a year.  Patients find that this routine helps to reinforce good dental care at home, as well as gives us an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.  

Is dental cleaning uncomfortable?

If you are practicing good dental hygiene at home, you should not experience discomfort or pain during a dental cleaning.  Good dental hygiene should consist of brushing and flossing regularly.

What is done during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist.  Our dental hygienist will begin your cleaning by using a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for any problems such as gum disease. Thereafter, they use a small scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth.  When all the tartar is removed, our dental hygienist will brush your teeth with a high powered electric brush that will polish and clean your teeth, as well as remove any tartar that is left behind.  Our dental hygienists work hard to make you feel comfortable during the entire cleaning.  Our patients love our dental cleaning team for that very reason! Read patient testimonials here.

How does routine dental care at home help with dental cleanings?

Brushing and flossing stop plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. The more tartar, the longer the cleaning session.   Regular brushing and flossing can reduce tartar build up and decrease the time needed for removal.  So if this is your least favorite part of the teeth cleaning process, be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily.

If you are due (or overdue) for a dental cleaning, we’d love to see you in our office.  Contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning.

It is very common to put dental cleaning on your list of not so favorite things to do, and it is easy to understand the apprehension.  Sitting in a chair with your mouth ajar, while someone prods between your teeth and gums, does not sound like fun.  Knowing a little more about routine dental cleanings and what goes on during the process might put your mind at ease.  

Routine dental cleaning is an important preventative measure for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dental cleaning also plays a role in warding off a myriad of health conditions related to poor dental health.  Regular dental cleanings can also save you money by costing thousands of dollars less than dental problems that may arise from poor dental care.  

Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dental cleaning to help you learn more about the process:

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional dental cleaning should take place at least twice a year.  Patients find that this routine helps to reinforce good dental care at home, as well as gives us an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.  

Is dental cleaning uncomfortable?

If you are practicing good dental hygiene at home, you should not experience discomfort or pain during a dental cleaning.  Good dental hygiene should consist of brushing and flossing regularly.

What is done during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist.  Our dental hygienist will begin your cleaning by using a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for any problems such as gum disease. Thereafter, they use a small scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth.  When all the tartar is removed, our dental hygienist will brush your teeth with a high powered electric brush that will polish and clean your teeth, as well as remove any tartar that is left behind.  Our dental hygienists work hard to make you feel comfortable during the entire cleaning.  Our patients love our dental cleaning team for that very reason! Read patient testimonials here.

How does routine dental care at home help with dental cleanings?

Brushing and flossing stop plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. The more tartar, the longer the cleaning session.   Regular brushing and flossing can reduce tartar build up and decrease the time needed for removal.  So if this is your least favorite part of the teeth cleaning process, be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily.

If you are due (or overdue) for a dental cleaning, we’d love to see you in our office.  Contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning.