Dental Cleanings in Carstairs

Ah, good ol’ dental cleanings – necessary to maintain good oral health, but definitely not everyone’s favorite thing to do.

The team here at our local dental clinic understands this, which is why, when the time comes for you to attend your regular appointment, we will do everything that we can to make sure you’re as relaxed as possible. And if you have any queries or concerns about dental cleanings near you, don’t hesitate to let us know.

The Stages of a Dental Cleaning

Described in detail below for your convenience are the steps involved in traditional dental cleanings in Carstairs:

Step 1: The physical evaluation.

Usually, a dental hygienist will perform most of this treatment; your general or family dentist will stop by now and again to speak with you and oversee how your appointment is going. Your teeth and gum tissue will be closely examined, and they may take a series of x-rays as well to get a better sense of what’s happening where the naked eye can’t see.

Step 2: Getting rid of plaque and tartar.

Your hygienist will use a mirror and scaler to get rid of plaque, tartar, and other debris between and on the surface of your teeth and along your gum line. The more plaque there is in a certain area, the more your hygienist will have to scrape.

Step 3: Brushing and flossing.

A gritty toothpaste is applied to all your teeth, and then a special electric toothbrush is employed to scrub your smile until it shines. Discoloration and any lingering bacteria and other debris will be taken care of. At some dental clinics, you may be able to pick the flavor of the toothpaste.

Once this is finished, your smile will be flossed. If your gums bleed a little as a result, it may be an indication that you need to floss more frequently.

Step 4: Rinse.

You’ll be given some water to swish around your mouth before moving on to the fluoride treatment.

Step 5: Fluoride.

As the saying goes, the best comes last. This step is crucial since the use of fluoride helps prevent cavities from forming.

This can occur in a handful of ways: liquid fluoride can be gurgled around your mouth; it can be a varnish that’s painted onto your smile, or you can fill matching trays with a foamy gel of which sit atop your upper and bottom row of teeth. The fluoride remains on your smile for a minute before you can spit and rinse once more.

And then, voila! You’re all done!

Are you looking to book dental cleanings near you for yourself or your family? At Mountain View Smiles, we offer this treatment to new and returning patients. Get in contact with our staff via phone, email, or in-person to select a time that works best.

We’ll see you soon!