In order to maintain a great smile, routine dental cleanings every six months are recommended. Getting a professional cleaning from a hygienist can help remove hard to reach or mineralized plaque that can develop even with your at-home brushing and flossing regimen intact.
How it's done:
Your cleaning will usually last 30 to 60 minutes and be performed by a trained hygienist, with Dr. Derrick A. Johnston coming in for an exam at the end. Most patients find the cleanings to be painless and not causing any discomfort.
There are two important steps to the dental cleaning process. First, all of the plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth via a hand tool or ultrasonic device. In between teeth and in the pockets of the gums are targeted as well, for they are known as hangouts for hidden bacteria.
Following this, the hygienist will polish the teeth in order to remove and final plaque, then buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.
If you are getting close to or have pushed past that 6-month mark- give our Noblesville IN office a call today at (317) 773-1302 or click here to schedule a cleaning appointment!