The Dental Cleaning Procedure
When you come in for your regular dental cleaning procedure, you can expect the following.
Examination of the Teeth and Gums
Your dental hygienist will first inspect your teeth gums for signs of any issues that may need treatment. This includes inflammation, plaque and tartar buildup, and any cavities that may be developing.
Next, your dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth using a small hooked tool called a scaler.
After the scaling procedure, your dentist will polish your teeth using a special electric tool and prophylaxis paste, a gritty toothpaste designed to deep clean teeth. Once your teeth polishing is complete, you’ll have your teeth flossed to remove any remaining plaque.
You may also receive a fluoride treatment where you’ll be asked to wear a mouthpiece full of fluoride gel that will help protect your teeth.
Low-Cost Dental Cleanings with the Preferred Plan
Dental cleanings are a part of our Preferred Plan, which can help you save money through discounts and benefits. Contact Preferred Dental today to learn more.