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Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque and tarter that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.

How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 40 to 90 minutes depending on the health of your teeth and gums. The Hygienist will do the cleaning, polishing and x-rays.  The dentist will perform the dental exam and diagnoses. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless and do not cause any discomfort.

There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This will be performed  both by hand and with an electric scaler. The hygienist will also explore the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth.