Dental Cleanings,Monroe, NJ, 609-655-7400
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleanings remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you 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. 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 the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces will be removed. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers. Typically, the dentist will also dig into 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.