Routine cleanings are an essential part of maintaining oral health. Combined with daily oral care, they help prevent cavities and gum disease. Schultz Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients in Fenton, MI, maintain a dazzling, healthy smile with the best teeth cleaning services.

What Is Professional Teeth Cleaning?

A professional teeth cleaning is a preventative dental procedure performed by a trained dental hygienist to remove built-up plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This helps to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

What To Expect During a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

A typical professional teeth cleaning will involve the use of special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and includes the following steps:

1. X-rays and Physical Exam

Before a teeth cleaning can begin, we will take X-rays to check for any potential oral or dental problems. Then we will start with a physical exam of your mouth using a small mirror and tools to check for any signs of gingivitis or other concerns with your teeth and gums.

2. Plaque and Tartar Removal

Next, we use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and between your teeth—the more tartar present, the more time will be needed to clean a particular area.

3. Tooth Polishing

Next, we will use a high-powered electric brush and gritty toothpaste to clean your teeth.

4. Flossing

It's important to floss regularly at home and with a professional. Professional flossing removes any plaque or toothpaste that might be left over from earlier cleaning processes and helps locate potential problem areas and prevent bleeding gums.

5. Rinsing

The next step is to rinse your mouth with fluoride to clear it of any debris or remaining toothpaste.

6. Other Steps

After rinsing your mouth, we might apply a fluoride treatment. This helps to protect your teeth from cavities for several months.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleanings?

There are many benefits to dental cleanings, here are just a few:

  • Keeping teeth white
  • Removing plaque and tartar from teeth
  • Preventing tooth decay
  • Reducing the risk of gum disease
  • Stopping bad breath
  • Maintaining healthy teeth and gums healthy
  • Improving your overall health

Where Can I Find the Best Teeth Cleaning Near Me?

Teeth cleaning services at Schultz Family Dentistry are second to none. Our team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals understands the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and what is best for cleaning teeth. If you live in Fenton, MI, call us at 810-735-9426 or complete this online form to schedule an appointment today!