Dental Cleanings by Your Family Dentist in Allen TX
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist and family dentist in Allen TX can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you visit Dedicated Dental for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, Dr. Kim will perform a thorough exam and review your x-rays before one of our trained hygienists perform your cleaning. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers depending on the hygienists preference.Typically, the hygienist will also dig into the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.
Have any questions about your dental cleaning? Don't hesitate to ask Dr. Kim, your Allen TX family dentist, by calling our office at (972) 359-1300 today.