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Six Things To Expect During Your Routine Dental Cleaning

Posted on June 13th, 2024

At Advanced Dentistry by Design in Carson City, NV, we Carson City dentists, Dr. Euse & Dr. Wright at Advanced Dentistry by Design discusses six things to expect during your routine dental cleaningoffer you routine dental cleanings every six months to help you maintain optimal oral health. This dental procedure, also known as dental prophylaxis, cleans teeth by removing plaque, tartar, and stains that cannot be effectively removed through brushing and flossing. Regular dental cleanings ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, reducing the risk of dental issues down the road. If you’re wondering what to expect during a routine dental cleaning, keep reading…

The six things you can expect during your routine dental cleaning appointment:

  • Exam

When you come in for your appointment, the dentist or dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums, assessing their overall health and identifying any problem areas.

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal

Using special tools, the dental professional will gently remove the plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth.

  • Scaling

If you have stubborn tartar below the gum line, the dental professional will carefully scale the tartar away to prevent gum disease.

  • Polishing

A polish will be applied to the teeth in order to remove surface stains and smooth them out. This will also help prevent plaque buildup.

  • Flossing

Flossing between your teeth will be done to ensure all areas are clean.

  • Fluoride Treatment

Some dentists may apply fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent cavities.

Understanding what to expect during a routine dental cleaning can ease any dental anxieties you may have before your next appointment. Routine dental checkups help remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains, keeping your smile bright and healthy.

Contact Advanced Dentistry by Design today to schedule an appointment!

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions. 

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