Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

Spokane Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings happen to be one of (if not) the most frequently performed procedures in our dental clinic. That is because it’s an essential aspect of periodic dental check-ups. Many people believe that dental cleanings are dreadful procedures. Perhaps you have heard tall tales about odd noises, prodding, and discomfort as part of the procedure. Take comfort in knowing that the things you heard are far-fetched. Dental procedures are, for the most part, simple and painless.

We make sure that clients understand procedures to be performed before they are carried out. Our dentist will walk you through a procedure you’re about to go through before it starts. The following steps are part of dental cleaning procedures:

Physical Examination

A dental hygienist needs to assess your mouth carefully before the cleaning process begins. Physical exams will be necessary to establish the amount of cleaning to be performed. They are also conducted to establish if an underlying dental condition warrants attention.

The dental hygienist will utilize their hands, eyes, intraoral cameras, and mirrors to perform a physical examination. They will look for symptoms of gingivitis, as well as other dental issues that are hygiene-related. If there is a dental condition involved that warrants immediate attention, our hygienist will bring it to the dentist’s attention.

Tartar and Plaque Removal

Regular flossing and brushing aren’t enough to stop plaque from building up on the enamel. However, if it’s been a while since you received a thorough dental cleaning, then plaque may have transformed into tartar. When getting a dental cleaning procedure, the initial step will involve purging the tartar or plaque sitting on your teeth.

A scaler can be described as a pointed item that purges tartar and plaque. This vibrating device makes a type of scrapping sound capable of making you uncomfortable or irritated, but don’t worry – the device is hardly unbearable to endure. The time necessary to scrape tartar is dependent on how much of it has accumulated.

Polishing and Cleaning with Gritty Toothpaste

Once the tartar is removed, the dentist will polish teeth using a very gritty toothpaste and an electric brush. This taste resembles the average toothpaste and can impeccably polish and clean teeth. Your teeth must be polished by a professional two times a year, at the very least. If this type of polishing isn’t performed on a regular basis, the enamel of your teeth could be worn down.

The hygienist or dentist will also perform a professional flossing procedure once the polishing is completed. No matter how good your flossing game at home is, it can’t compare to a professional flossing that you’d get at a dental clinic. It’s the final step of making sure that no tartar or plaque remains on the teeth. Lastly, your mouth will be rinsed with fluoride liquid, which will eliminate any debris lingering inside your mouth.

Contact us today by calling the South Hill Dental Office: 509-536-5360 or North Spokane Office: 509-466-9638. Feel free to call and ask us any questions about teeth cleanings or oral health. Our staff of dental staff will be happy to respond and give you more insight into whatever you’re concerned about.

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