What Happens During Dental Cleanings?

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Dental cleanings and exams are typically scheduled together. When you arrive, a member of our team will check your vitals. If you have any questions or have experienced any oral discomfort, this is a great time to alert one of our team members.

Dental cleanings are typically performed by a trained dental hygienist. Your hygienist will use a special metal tool called a scaler to carefully dislodge and remove tartar buildup from between your teeth and the crevices of your molars.

Once tartar has been fully removed from your teeth, a special rotating tool will be used to polish your teeth. This step can really brighten your smile. A gritty paste is used with the polish to enhance the cleaning power of the rotating tool.

Your hygienist may finish the cleaning by flossing your teeth. If you have any lingering dental problems that need to address, someone from our team can schedule that procedure before you leave.

What Happens During a Deep Cleaning?
Deep dental cleanings use a special tool to smooth the surface of the teeth below the gum line. This step removes bacteria and encourages gum tissue to reattach to the tooth surface.

Once the gum tissue returns to its normal position, bacteria will no longer be able to reach areas of your teeth that they can damage. There are cosmetic benefits to deep cleanings. The treatment can even prevent the need for tooth extractions.

For most patients, one deep cleaning is enough to reverse gum disease and restore oral health. Some patients may require multiple deep cleanings. Tobacco users, for example, are more prone to gum disease and may require more frequent cleanings.

Are Dental Cleanings Affordable?
Dental cleanings are one of the most affordable treatments we offer. Follow our website for discount offers for new patients. We often combine x-rays, exams, and a discounted cleaning for our first-time patients.

Dental cleanings are often covered in part or full by dental insurance. Insurance providers help cover the cost of cleanings because the treatments are proven to prevent the need for costlier interventions down the road.

If you have questions about the cost of cleanings or how much could be covered by your insurance, give your dentist in the UAE a call.

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