A thorough dental exam and cleaning should be performed every six months. Most dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist. Plaque can be removed at home during brushing, but tartar buildup can only be removed by a dental professional. however prior to the cleaning, there will be an examination of your mouth. This will include the use of a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or any other potential issues.
We follow that up with a thorough cleaning using an electric toothbrush and gritty toothpaste. This will gently scrub your teeth to remove any remaining debris. This dental polishing is safe to be done twice a year by a dental professional, but it is important to be gentler on your teeth at home, otherwise you could wear down your enamel.
Finally, we will floss and rinse your teeth. We are experts at flossing and can get into even those hard to reach places to leave your mouth feeling as clean as possible. Rinsing will remove any debris that is left over from the cleaning.