How frequently dental cleanings are done depend on your dentist and any issues you might have; however, for the most part, they are done twice a year.
What are dental cleanings
Dental cleanings are done by the dentist or dental hygienist in which they scrape off tartar, look for gum disease, brush your teeth a special toothpaste which cleans and polishes, and then give you a fluoride treatment.
How are dental cleanings performed?
When you go to your dentist for a dental cleanings, the first thing you will have is an exam.
Then, most generally, it is the dental hygienist who will begin the cleaning process.
This process involves looking first with a mirror to see if there are any areas that may be problems areas due to gum disease.
At this point the scraping will begin; that is then followed by toothpaste that scrubs and polishes the tooth clean.
Then, you will have them floss your teeth.
After that part is finished you will rinse your mouth and there will be a fluoride treatment done. The fluoride treatment will last about 3 months or so.
Tips to help keep your dental cleanings working
If you wish to keep your teeth healthy and your dental cleanings to a minimum amount of time here are some tips for you.
- Regularly brush your teeth with a nonabrasive toothpaste
- Floss regularly
- Rinse with a good mouth rinse after brushing and flossing
- Keep regular dental exams and cleanings as a routine part of your oral hygiene
If you follow these tips, keep regular exams with your dentist for checkups, and use a good rinse after your brushing and flossing you should have clean healthy teeth.