Twice yearly dental cleanings are essential in maintaining excellent oral health care. A professionally provided cleaning can help remove plaque and bacteria from any hard to reach areas you may not have gotten to with your standard brushing or flossing.
How it's done:
Your cleaning should last about 30 minutes to an hour, and should be pain free and not causing any discomfort. Typically, a trained hygienist will perform the cleaning and Dr. Houman Dehdashti will come in for a follow up to inspect your mouth and review any issues.
In the cleaning, there are two important steps. The first is a scaling of the teeth, done with a hand or sonic tool, that removes plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces. The pockets of the gums will also be cleaned thoroughly, as they are a notorious hangout for hidden bacteria.
Following this, a polishing of the teeth will be performed to remove any left over plaque, and then a buffing of the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.
To schedule one of your twice yearly dental cleanings in our Port Charlotte FL office, please call (941) 624-0990.