Dental cleanings should be part of your preventative care, they are vital to your oral hygiene. Dental cleanings at Arbor View Dental are performed by our skilled dental hygienist. Your cleaning appointment involves removing plaque, tartar and surface stains that have built up on your teeth through normal daily use. With regular cleanings, we can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Using a variety of specific tools, our dental hygienist will clean your gums and the surface of your teeth, giving you a much healthier smile.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Our Portland office may use tools such as a hand scraper and/or an ultrasonic cleaner, which is used with a water sprayer to loosen and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, depending on your needs. Some patients may find this process to be mildly uncomfortable, we need to clear away the bad bacteria. Our hygienist may even decide that you need to have the roots of your teeth cleaned and smoothed in order to remove plaque and other bacteria if deep pockets have formed. Finally, your teeth are brushed with a rotary brush and gritty paste, which will polish your teeth and remove surface stains that have accumulated. After doing this, we will perform a final floss and may offer a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth. You leave our office with a cleaner, brighter, healthier mouth.
Dental cleanings and examinations twice a year are an important preventative step. This step helps you save money, time, and pain because we catch problems before they become bigger problems.
Why are dental cleanings important?
Dental cleanings are important because they help you by:
reducing the occurrence of canaries or cavities by removing plaque and tartar.
freshen your breath, missed food particles in the grooves of your teeth cause odors.