Teeth Cleaning and Exam

Steps Of a Dental Cleaning & Exam

Below are the steps that will be taken during your dental cleaning and exam. Taking the mystery out of this visit may help you to enjoy the clean, fresh results:

Physical Exam

Before any actual cleaning takes place, one of our skilled dental hygienists will perform an exam of your entire mouth, including the teeth, tongue, and soft tissues. During this exam, the hygienist will look for signs of gingivitis and other potential problems.

Plaque & Tartar Removal

he hygienist will begin the process of removing plaque and tartar. If the plaque on your teeth has been left to harden into tartar, it may take a little extra time. A scraper will be used, but this tool will not damage your teeth in any way.

Professional Brushing and Flossing

A high-powered electric toothbrush will be used to brush your teeth. This toothbrush makes a grinding noise and is the best way to give your teeth a deep, professional cleaning.
Flossing can remove any leftover toothpaste or plaque from the earlier steps.

Fluoride Treatment

you’ll receive a fluoride treatment to help avoid dental cavities and tooth decay. There are a few different flavors for you to choose from, and the fluoride will be applied in a gel or paste form that stays on your teeth for around 60 seconds.