what to expect from a teeth cleaning

Getting professional teeth cleanings in Downtown Calgary at least twice a year is necessary to maintain healthy teeth and overall excellent oral health. Teeth cleanings are painless and straightforward. With professional teeth cleanings from our dentist near you, your smile will sparkle.

Our team at Bow Valley Dental has put together this article so that you can understand what the process of getting teeth cleanings entails.

Before the Cleaning

When you first arrive at Bow Valley Dental, our dental hygienist will go over your basic health history, checking for any changes to your current medications and health conditions, as well as updating your file with any recent hospitalizations or surgeries you may have had.

Before you undergo the cleaning process, our dentist in Downtown Calgary will perform a thorough examination of your head, neck, jaws, teeth, and gums. They will use a small mirror to perform a visual inspection of your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health issues. They will also screen you for health conditions such as oral cancer, diabetes, and immune issues.

They may also perform x-rays to ensure that your jawbone and tooth roots are in good condition. If our dentist notices any major issues that require immediate attention, they may recommend that they are addressed before you proceed with your teeth cleaning.

The Cleaning

Your teeth cleaning near you will begin with the removal of any plaque or tartar on your teeth and along your gum line. Our dental hygienist will use a scaler to gently scrape away plaque and tartar. Once all the visible traces of plaque and tartar have been removed, the hygienist will use an electric toothbrush and gritty toothpaste to clean your teeth. This will polish your teeth and remove any stains.

After this, our hygienist will floss your teeth to remove any lingering debris between your teeth. They will take this time to show you the right technique for flossing at home as well.

Finally, you will be asked to rinse your mouth out with a fluoridated mouthwash and be provided with a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel and lower your risk of developing cavities before your next dental visit.

After the Cleaning

After your dental cleaning is complete, your teeth will look brighter, and your mouth will feel refreshed. You may notice some gum sensitivity for a few days after your teeth cleaning, especially if you had a large build-up of bacteria that required the substantial use of dental instruments on your teeth and gums.

Depending on your dental cleaning and checkup findings, you may have to undergo additional steps, such as booking another appointment for dental fillings or restorations.

Benefits of Teeth Cleanings

There are numerous benefits of choosing to visit our team at Bow Valley Dental for teeth cleanings at least once every six months, including:

  • Prevention of tooth loss and gum disease
  • A whiter and brighter smile
  • Prevention of cavities and tooth decay
  • Saves money in the long run
  • Improves overall health

If you cannot recall the last time you had a professional dental cleaning, contact our team at Bow Valley Dental today. We are happy to provide our patients with high-quality teeth cleanings and dental checkups. Please contact us to book your appointment today; we can’t wait to make your smile shine!

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Get a brighter and healthier smile with Bow Valley Dental

Our dentists in Downtown Calgary are dedicated to providing you with customized treatment and will collaborate with you to create your individualized dental care plan. We will use an array of technology to help you visualize and optimize your oral health. Emergency and urgent dental care are also available to treat issues such as dental pain or sudden trauma.

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