What Are the Steps of a Professional Dental Cleaning?

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Many people are nervous, or even anxious leading up to their biannual professional cleaning. An individual may be nervous because of the strange noises or prodding going on in their mouth. However, for most people, professional teeth cleaning is quite simple and painless. If you know what is going on during your checkup, you can relax and have a more pleasant experience. Our dentists and team at Country Club Dental are happy to explain the process to you.

Our dental hygienist will begin the process by removing plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. A scaler will be used for this process. It can get rid of the plaque and tartar around the gum line as well as between your teeth. You will hear some scraping during the process.

After all of the tartar has been removed from your teeth, our hygienist will brush them with a high-powered electric brush. The brush makes a grinding noise, but don’t worry; it’s a great way to deep clean your teeth.

Flossing comes next. During your professional flossing session, our hygienist can get deep between the teeth and detect any potential issues where the gums may bleed. Your flossing session will also remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste from your professional dental cleaning.

After your mouth is rinsed, you will receive a professional dental fluoride treatment. This will strengthen your enamel and provide extra protection against cavities. You can choose which flavor you prefer and our hygienist will apply it to your pearly whites in a foam, varnish, or gel form.

At this point, Drs. Gill and Gill will examine your teeth and gums. If signs of gingivitis, cavities, or other concerns are detected, they will go over your treatment options with you.

You should call Country Club Dental at 209-466-1043 to set up your dental cleaning in Stockton, California today.