What is dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning includes a dental evaluation and thorough teeth cleaning that removes plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas. The Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry hygienists are gentle, friendly, and thorough. They all have many years of experience in providing excellent dental care for kids, teenagers, and adults.
Hygienists take the time to educate patients about their oral health and wellness. They offer a topical anesthetic to numb sensitive areas when needed to enhance patient comfort.
What are the benefits of dental cleaning?
Some of the benefits that you can expect when choosing dental cleaning at Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry include:
Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry also offers in-office and take-home GLO™ teeth whitening kits to make your teeth up to 12 shades whiter.
What happens during a dental cleaning?
During professional dental cleanings at Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, your hygienist takes digital dental X-rays if you’re due for them or when you have tooth pain or other symptoms of a problem.
They clean your teeth using specialized dental tools, which may include a state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaler for gentle but thorough cleaning. Your hygienist cleans the surface of your teeth, between the teeth, and at or beneath your gum line. They also floss your teeth and offer fluoride treatment to reduce the risk of future decay.
Your dentist examines your teeth and gums to look for signs of decay or gum infections. They may offer sealants to protect your teeth and make it difficult for plaque and tartar to form in between the grooves of your teeth.
Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry also offers optional cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers and bonding, to address chipped teeth or other aesthetic concerns.
How often should I schedule dental cleaning?
Your dentist lets you know when to schedule dental cleanings based on your personalized needs. Usually, getting your teeth cleaned by a professional every six months is the best recommendation, but you might need more frequent cleanings if you have a history of tooth decay or gum disease. At home, brush your teeth after meals and floss daily.
To schedule your next dental cleaning, call the Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry office or book an appointment online today.