The most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. At our practice, you can expect a dental cleaning that is not only thorough, but also professional.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Our dentist or certified dental hygienist will perform 3 basic procedures that make up a dental cleaning:
We use specific tools that are designed to wash away any calculus, or tartar, that have accumulated on your teeth. Tartar resides above and just below your gum line and must be removed in order to prevent tooth decay.Hand instruments
After we use a pressurized tool to blast away calculus, we then use another hand instrument to further remove any remaining tartar.Polishing
Lastly, we use an abrasive, polishing substance that further removes plaque, while also removing minor surface stains for a complete & thorough clean. The polishing substance is flavorful so that children may enjoy it.
It is very difficult to achieve excellent oral health without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar, though plaque prevention is still possible.
What does the ADA recommend?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurances will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, then please contact your dental insurance provider and they will clear up any confusion you may have.
Give Us A Call
If you want to learn more about the dental cleaning procedure or if you have any other questions or concerns, then please call our office at 323.560.3131 and one of our receptionists will assist you.