Chino CA Family Dentist Discusses Routine Cleanings
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended by our Chino CA family dentist that patients go in for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, one of our trained hygienists will do the cleaning, and Dr. Bhandari may come in for an exam at the end. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers, depending on the tools at our disposal - please feel free to ask us more about our tools used in office. Typically, our hygienist will also clean the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.
If you have any other questions regarding your dental cleanings, or would like to schedule an appointment, give our Chino CA family dentist a call today at (909) 364-1330. Our team at Bright Smile Dental Care is proud to provide high-quality dental care for patients of all ages.