What to Expect During Your Teeth-Cleaning Treatment

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Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene and receive a dental exam and cleaning every six months. Your six month checkup is extremely important, so if you’re due for a cleaning, please call our office today at 209-667-7889 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

To help you get ready for your appointment, our team will be happy to tell you what to expect when you come to our office. You can expect the following steps:

Step 1: First, our friendly dental team will welcome you to our office. Then, we will guide you through the office to your own comfortable dental chair. When you are settled, we will place a bib-like cloth over your clothes to keep them from getting dirty or wet.

Step 2: Your kind hygienist will then begin the treatment by deeply cleaning your smile. This will involve using special tools to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is vital because plaque and tartar are dangerous substances that can create tooth decay and gum disease. To complete the cleaning, your hygienist will floss every crevice of your smile.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a series of X-rays of your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone. Your dentist will come into the room when you are finished and will examine the X-rays. If you have a dental issue, they will discuss your treatment options with you.

Step 4: To conclude the visit, your hygienist will provide a beneficial fluoride treatment that will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. It will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to survive.

Your dental checkup and cleaning will be easy, painless, and beneficial. To learn more about dental cleanings and exams in Turlock, California, please feel free to call Turlock Dental Care and talk to our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to help you!