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All About Dental Cleanings

As your dentist serving Vernon Hills, Smile More Today wants to make sure you are coming in twice a year for your professional dental cleanings. Continue reading to learn more about our teeth cleaning procedure and why they are so important to your oral health. 

 

Examination

When you come in for a cleaning, we will place you in a chair and your dental hygienist will do an oral examination. She or he will evaluate the health of your oral tissues and look for any onset disease that can be prevented. 

 

Plaque And Tartar Removal

Your dental hygienist will use a small mirror to help guide their hands as they get rid of plaque and tartar around the gum line using a scaler. Brushing and flossing stop the buildup of plaque, so if you are an avid brusher and flosser, the scaling process will not take long. 

 

Polishing

After the scaling is complete, the hygienist will use a high-powered electric toothbrush with special toothpaste that has a gritty consistency. The toothbrush and toothpaste gently scrub your teeth to deep clean and remove any other tartar left behind from the scaling process. 

 

Flossing & Rinsing

Some of us aren’t flossing as much as we should, but at a dental cleaning, we make sure to let you know how to expertly floss your teeth. Make sure you get deep between teeth. After you finish flossing, you’ll rinse to get rid of debris.

 

Fluoride Treatment

Lastly, we use a fluoride treatment to help fight against cavities. The foamy gel will be placed in the mouthpiece and then on your teeth, and it’s kept on for roughly one minute. 

 

Contact Us Today

If you are due for a professional dental cleaning, contact your dentist near Vernon Hills and we will make sure to get you scheduled at a time that works best for you.

 

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