The most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. At our practice, you can expect a dental cleaning that is thorough and professional.


Professional Dental Cleaning

Our dentists or dental hygienists will perform 3 basic procedures that make up a dental cleaning:

    Calculus control
    Our staff may an ultrasonic scaler to remove calculus, also called tartar, that has accumulated on your teeth. Calculus resides above and just below your gum line and must be removed in order to prevent gum disease and tooth loss.

    Hand instruments
    After the ultrasonic scaler, hand instruments are used to further remove any remaining tartar.

    Polishing
    After the calculus has been thoroughly removed, the dentist will use a polish that further removes plaque, while also removing minor surface stains for a completely fresh look and feel. The polishing substance is flavorful so that children can enjoy it.

It is hard to achieve excellent oral health without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar, though plaque prevention is still possible.

What does the ADA recommend?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist a minimum of twice every year.

Give Us A Call

If you want to learn more about the dental cleaning procedure or if you have any other questions or concerns, then please call our office at 213-484-9660 and one of our receptionists will be able to help you out.