Lethbridge Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings are a simple and painless process. Knowing exactly what’s happening during the process eases your worries. Your mouth will be examined before the actual dental cleaning process by a dental hygienist who checks on your gums and teeth for signs of problems, such as inflamed gums or gingivitis. If there are no major problems, your dental hygienist will proceed to remove the accumulated tartar and plaque.
A scaler is used to remove tartar and plaque in between the teeth and around the gum line. Flossing and brushing can help stop plaque from accumulating and becoming tartar. Remember that tartar can only be removed through professional dental cleaning from within a dental office in Lethbridge. That is why it is important to floss and brush regularly and properly at home.
The dental hygienist uses an electric brush to get rid of the loosened tartar. This will produce a grinding noise, but you need to don’t worry. It is a good way to thoroughly clean your teeth and get rid of any tartar that was not removed by the scaler. The dental hygienist will also use toothpaste with a gritty consistency to gently scrub your teeth. The toothpaste tastes and smells like regular toothpaste, but there are also different flavors to pick from. Teeth polishing can be done twice a year.
The dental hygienist can also floss your teeth. Although you floss at home, you might still miss some spots. Your dental hygienist can find possible trouble spots inside your mouth. He can also get rid of leftover toothpaste or plaque from earlier. The next step is rinsing your mouth to remove any debris. You will be given a solution which contains liquid fluoride.
Fluoride will also be applied to your teeth to protect it from cavities. A sticky paste or foamy gel will be placed into a mouthpiece, which is then fitted over your teeth. The mouthpiece will be left on your teeth for a minute. Aside from the gel, your dental hygienist will also apply fluoride varnish onto your teeth. Since fluoride varnish hardens when it comes in contact with saliva, you can drink and eat right after the procedure.
Other exams might be conducted during your visit to see our Lethbridge dentists, depending on the condition of your mouth. Molar sealants are usually recommended to kids to prevent cavities from forming in hard-to-brush spots. Regardless of your reason for visiting a dentist, proper brushing and flossing, as well as professional dental cleanings, can help prevent oral problems in the first place.
Why Choose Our Lethbridge Dental Clinic?
Everyone in our dental clinic is knowledgeable, certified, and experienced, from our dentists in Lethbridge to our support staff so you are rest assured that you are in good hands. Moreover, we make sure that all tools and equipment that we use are sterilized and properly maintained. Aside from dental exams and cleanings, we also offer the following services:
- Emergency Dental
- Dental Fillings
- Dental X-rays
- Dental Crowns
- Root Canals
- Mouth Guards
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Full Mouth Restoration
If you have questions about our dental cleaning process or any other general dentistry procedures, just Call Us, and we will answer your queries. We explain everything in detail so that you can feel at ease when you visit our clinic.