Teeth Cleanings

Helping you maintain good oral health is our primary goal at Arizona Smile Designers. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned regularly provides multiple advantages.

The Importance of Teeth Cleanings

A professional teeth cleaning is the only way to remove tartar after it’s surfaced on the teeth, so routine cleanings are important. It’s recommended to get a professional dental cleaning at least every six months. Not only will professional dental cleanings at Arizona Smile Designers keep your teeth free of tartar, but they also allow a dental professional to check for oral problems that include:

  • Oral cancer
  • Gum disease
  • Dental damage (chips or cracks) 

Professional teeth cleanings are also important because they address any issues before they become severe and require costly treatments, such as root canals, implants, and bridges. 

What’s it Like to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

At Arizona Smile Designers, we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible. It’s beneficial if you know what to expect during professional teeth cleaning so that the process is easy and effective. 

In most cases, teeth cleaning takes 30 minutes to an hour. However, if X-rays are required, it may take longer. A dental hygienist will typically carry out a teeth cleaning. Before the cleaning begins, one of our hygienists at Arizona Smile Designers will examine your mouth with a small mirror. After the initial exam, the cleaning process usually goes as follows:

  • A hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from teeth with a scaler.
  • A scaler may also be used to remove plaque that’s accumulated in the pockets of the gums.
  • When the teeth are free of tartar, the hygienist will polish teeth with a high-powered brush and gritty toothpaste.
  • After your teeth have been polished, one of our dental hygienists at Arizona Smile Designers will floss deep between the teeth to remove any leftover plaque and toothpaste.
  • The next step is rinsing with a liquid fluoride, which will remove any remaining debris.
  • The hygienist will apply a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth from cavities.
  • Lastly, the dentist will perform a final checkup. This is an ideal time to ask any questions about your oral health. 

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A professional teeth cleaning is one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities and gum disease. We invite you to schedule teeth cleaning appointment at Arizona Smile Designers.