If it has been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, a thorough dental cleaning may be necessary to get your “pearly whites” sparkling again. In addition to proper oral hygiene, dental cleanings can do wonders to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Even people who brush two times a day and floss daily should visit the dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning.
Process of Dental Cleanings
- Using a tool called a scaler, your dentist will remove tartar deposits from your teeth by gently scraping them. If there are only a few small spots of hard calculus, a manual scaler will be used.
- If necessary, an ultrasonic scaler can also be used to remove tartar. This device emits a gentle vibration and a steady stream of water to break up larger pieces of tartar and flush away the particles.
- After all the tartar is removed, your teeth will then be polished with a slightly abrasive paste. This will remove minor stains on the enamel and will create a smooth surface on your teeth that will be less likely to attract plaque and bacteria.
Call Lake Dental today to schedule your next dental cleaning. You can count on our team to provide you with the highest quality of oral health care.