At Dental Care of Mesa, we believe that practicing proper oral hygiene is one of the most effective strategies to avoid dental problems. Unfortunately, problems can arise even with the most diligent brushing and flossing. To keep your teeth healthy, we recommend visiting the dentist twice a year for a professional dental cleaning. Cleaning your teeth should make you feel like you have a brand new smile. Today, we invite you to come to our office in Mesa, Arizona! What can you expect at your next dental cleaning?
The Dental Cleaning Process
Every time you visit our dental office, you will be greeted by our friendly team. They’ve all had professional training and are ready to answer any questions you may have and assist you with any needs. Your hygienist will take you back to a dental cleaning room after you’ve checked in.
Each cleaning will begin with an oral examination of your teeth. These examinations are brief and painless, but they provide information to the hygienist about the health of your teeth. The hygienist will then examine your teeth for decay, cavities, and alignment issues. You can expect to get your teeth x-rayed once a year. The official cleaning will commence after we complete the oral exams. The hygienist will remove plaque from the surface of your teeth with a scaler. A scaler resembles a little metal hook and is used to clean all of your teeth’ pits and fissures thoroughly. The hygienist will remove all plaque and tartar above and below the gum line.
After removing the plaque, your dental hygienist will polish your teeth with a high-powered brush. The brush washes the surface thoroughly, eliminating any microorganisms present. The brushing should not cause you any pain or discomfort. It should feel like someone else is brushing your teeth. After the plaque removal and teeth polishing, you will receive expert flossing. Flossing is one of the most commonly neglected oral hygiene procedures among patients. Although reaching the back molars of your teeth can be difficult, flossing is the most effective way to avoid gingivitis and periodontal disease.
At the end of your visit, you will also receive some information on enhancing your at-home oral hygiene. After reviewing your history, examining and cleaning your teeth, we can give you some personalized advice on things you can improve at home. In general, we recommend avoiding staining drinks, excessive sugar, opening packaging with your teeth, and any hard candy. There should be no discomfort associated with any dental procedures performed during a dental cleaning. However, we all know that going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you or a loved one is anxious about their dental cleaning. There are numerous choices available to assist you or a loved one in having a more enjoyable visit.
If you live in or near Mesa, Arizona, we would be delighted to see you for a dental cleaning. We understand how important a smile is to you, and at Dental Care of Mesa, we are committed to helping you achieve your finest and healthiest smile ever. We are eager to serve you and are more than willing to make any accommodations necessary to help you have a better visit. Give us a call or stop by our office today!