It is widely recommended that you receive a our Portage office sooner.every 6 months to remove buildup of dental plaque and tartar. Of course every patient is different, so there always exists the chance you’ll need to visit
Regular cleanings give our family dentist an opportunity to check in and detect any developing oral issues. Monitoring the condition of your teeth and gums is key when it comes to avoiding gum disease, cavities, and more.
What to Expect During a Teeth Cleaning
After you’ve become comfortable in the dental chair, one of our dental hygienists will start by conducting a physical exam of your entire mouth. A small mirror will be used to check around your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or other problems.
If all looks well, our hygienist will use a dental tool called a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around the gum line and in between your teeth. There’s no need to feel alarmed if you hear scraping. This is normal when removing hardened tartar.
Once your teeth are tartar-free, they will be polished with a high-powered electric brush. You’ll notice our hygienists will use a gritty toothpaste during this stage. Its consistency is what helps scrub any remaining tartar left behind.
Next comes a flossing session and a quick rinse to rid your mouth of any debris. And there you have it, your teeth are all shiny and you’re all set to go on with your day!
Note: If you suffer from dental anxiety and need help making it through your appointment, laughing gas is available upon request to help calm your nerves.