Dental cleanings are extremely important, and it is strongly recommended to attend these appointments every six months. If you have a cleaning coming up in the near future, you can expect the following things while you sit in the dental chair:
A deep cleaning
The deep teeth cleaning is one of the main reasons why your dental checkups are so important. This is because the cleaning will remove the substances and particles that a toothbrush and toothpaste cannot remove. During the cleaning, your hygienist will scrape the surfaces of your teeth with a special tool. This will remove the plaque and tartar that live on your smile. This is vital for your oral health because if these substances do not get removed, your smile will likely suffer from gum disease. In addition to the removal technique, our hygienist will also thoroughly floss your teeth, cleaning every hard-to-reach section of your mouth.
A fluoride treatment
Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that strengthens and nourishes your smile. It is very important that your teeth receive this treatment because it helps them fight off tooth decay and other dental issues. We are happy to provide this treatment when you come into our office. This treatment will likely be flavored and it will come in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. We will simply place the fluoride in your mouth, wait for a few minutes, and then have you rinse your smile with cool water.
A dental exam
Your dental exam will be easy and painless. Your dentist will simply inspect your smile with small tools and will test the health and strength of your gums and teeth. Then, our team will take a dental X-ray of your teeth, roots, and gums. Your dentist will then examine that X-ray and will check for any dental problems. If there are apparent issues, we will get you started on the treatment right away.
Now that you know all about your dental cleaning appointment, you’re all ready to go! For further details and explanations about your upcoming appointment, please feel free to call our office today at 228-388-4519 and talk to a member of our skilled dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and look forward to hearing from you.