Dental Cleanings: 3 Things You Can Expect

When you’re sitting in our dental chair for your dental cleaning (which should be happening two times each year, by the way), do you know why you’re there or what’s happening? If you’re not exactly clued in regarding the steps and why you need these cleanings, we are happy to help! First, remember that you’re doing your best to clean your smile at home but with all of your efforts, you’re going to miss a little plaque. This is where we bridge the gap: We clean away the stuff you miss. Now, for those important details you’re wondering about…

#1: Plaque Removal

Our dental hygienist will begin your dental cleaning by carefully and completely removing the plaque that you can’t get with just your brush and floss at home. Any tartar will be removed as well. This includes a thorough cleaning of your teeth, ensuring all debris is removed from beneath your gumline, too. Remember that you can expect a gentle, comfortable cleaning, so prepare to simply sit back and relax.

#2: A Polishing

Once any buildup that’s resting on your teeth has been removed, it’s time to give your smile a beautiful polishing. We will use a special instrument similar to a toothbrush and toothpaste to gently yet thoroughly polish teeth. It will ensure you run your tongue over your teeth only to discover a slick, comfortable, very clean smile.

#3: A Checkup, Too!

Your dental cleaning is something that you will schedule with a dental checkup at the same time! That way, we can get your smile clean, check on it, let you know if you need any restorative care, and get you back on track (if you need any pointers) all at once!

Maintain A Healthy Smile With Your Twice-A-Year Cleanings

Set up cleanings with our team two times each year, so you can be sure your smile remains clean and healthy. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.