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What a Dental Cleaning Involves

What a Dental Cleaning Involves

Are you considering visiting River Valley Smile Center for a dental cleaning? Well, if you are, you’re making a smart decision that can benefit your smile and oral health. While dental cleanings are quick, easy, and comfortable procedures, there is more involved than simply a “polishing” of your teeth. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of what a dental cleaning at River Valley Smile Center involves.

First, when you arrive for your appointment at River Valley Smile Center, you’ll be warmly greeted by our staff and brought to an examination room. Our dental hygienist will then take an X-ray of your mouth to check for any dental issues, such as cavities, cracked teeth, and other concerns. Once the X-ray is complete, the dental hygienist will start your dental cleaning.

The dental hygienist will use special tools to clean your teeth. The hygienist will use an ultrasonic device with a tip that vibrates and removes the built-up tartar and plaque from your teeth. They’ll also use small picks to remove any debris or food particles stuck between your teeth.

Once the teeth are completely clean, your hygienist will floss your teeth and apply a fluoride varnish to help protect them. This fluoride varnish will help strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay.

Once your dental cleaning is complete, the hygienist will also check your gums and jawbone. The hygienist may check for periodontal disease, which is an infection of the gum tissues, as well as other common problems. If the hygienist notices anything unusual or suspicious, they’ll talk to you about the issue and explain what you need to do.

After your examination, you may have other treatment plans recommended, such as a root canal, sealants, or teeth whitening. Depending on your individual needs, your dentist or hygienist will create a custom plan for your continued oral health.

At River Valley Smile Center, we’re dedicated to making sure you have a pleasant and positive experience during your dental cleanings. Our hygienists are all highly trained professionals, so you can trust that you’re in good hands. We want to ensure that your smile looks its best, so if you need any dental treatment beyond regular cleaning, we’ll make sure you get the care you need.

When you’re considering a dental cleaning at River Valley Smile Center, rest assured that your visit will involve much more than simply a quick teeth polishing. From X-rays to check for issues to customized treatments, you can expect a thorough and attentive cleaning that ensures your oral health is always in its best shape. Request an appointment with us today!

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