Routine dental cleanings are the most common procedure for visiting your Antioch dentists. These cleanings are typically performed every 6 months and help to maintain good oral hygiene. A professional cleaning from one of our highly trained hygienists will help to remove remineralized plaque that can development no matter how well you brush and floss.
How it’s done
The typical dental cleaning should last between 30 minutes to one hour. One of our well-trained hygienists will begin by scaling the teeth in order to remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surfaces. Then, your hygienist will clean the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup hiding there. Depending on the hygienist's preference, this will either be performed with an electric scaler or by hand.
Finally, your hygienist will polish your teeth in order to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers are dental instruments that come in various head sizes in order to clean hard to reach places.