We recommend that comprehensive dental cleanings are performed every 6 months. Our team of dental professionals will perform this procedure and ensure you and your family maintain bright and beautiful smiles. Your cleaning procedure should only take 50 to 60 minutes. Call our office today at (651) 731-1560 to book your appointment.
Why dental cleaning is so important
Tooth decay and periodontal disease can be caused by the buildup of plaque which is left untreated. Your comprehensive dental cleaning will include scaling, root planing and polishing. To ensure you do not have and excessive amount of plaque building up in your mouth, this procedure should be performed twice a year.
There are a number of ways in which our dental professionals ensure that all tartar and plaque is removed for all of the tooth surfaces. These processes are referred to as root planing and scaling. Scaling is usually performed by hand by your dental professional, however as technology advances, electric scalers are becoming more popular. Electric scalers allow for the procedure to be done more efficiently saving time. For optimal results, manual and electric scaling can be used in tandem. The final part of your comprehensive dental cleaning is polishing, by smoothing the tooth surfaces we ensure that any build of plaque in the future will be minimum.