Importance of Dental Cleanings by Our Renton Dentist
Dental cleanings are an important part of your regular dental maintenance. If you want to keep your teeth healthy, you need to make sure that you clean your teeth every year because plaque may still develop in the inner-most parts of your teeth. Plaque may still stick to some parts of your teeth even if you brush and floss every day. That’s why our Renton dentist, Dr. Shih, highly recommends that you visit Pure Dental Care to have your teeth cleaned twice a year.
How Long Does It Last?
If it's your first time visiting our office for a dental cleaning, your visit should only last about an hour with the cleaning itself taking around 30 minutes. It's painless, but if you have any dental fears or anxieties, don't hesitate to let our team know. Our goal is to ensure your utmost comfort and confidence when it comes to your smile.
What Happens During Cleaning?
When you first come back to the exam rooms, Dr. Shih will check your teeth. From there, we'll perform a scaling process. Dr. Shih takes out the plaque from the surface of the teeth with either a manual or electric scaler to remove the tough bacterial build-up.
Once we've cleaned up the surface of the teeth, we'll also take out the plaque that’s found in or around the gums. Sometimes the plaque will stick to the gum pockets and may breed in there. That’s why it also needs to be cleaned up.
When all of that is done, the last step is to buff up the teeth and take out all the remaining plaque. In order to do this, we'll a polisher to reach the places that can’t usually be reached to properly buff your smile. This cleaning is quick, painless, and you'll leave our office with a happier, healthier smile.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give our Renton dentist a call at (425) 223-4318 and our front desk staff will assist in picking the best date and time for your visit.