While brushing and flossing are the first forms of defense against bacterial build-up like cavities, the next best step is to keep up with your twice-yearly dental cleanings. These professional cleanings help maintain proper oral hygiene, remove mineralized plaque from hard-to-reach places in the mouth, and much more. If you don't keep up with these cleanings, you could be putting your smile at risk for further dental issues that build up over time. Avoid the costs, discomfort, and inconvenience of dental detriments by visiting your East Indianapolis dental office for a check-up and cleaning every 6 months.
How it's done:
Your simple dental cleaning should only last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, one of our highly skilled and trained hygienists will perform the cleaning. Typically, patients find that cleanings don't cause any pain or discomfort, but if you're experiencing this or feel nervous about this, please let us know so we can make your time with us as comfortable as possible.
During a successful dental cleaning, your hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, also known as scaling. With our protective and advanced tools, we're carefully removing this harmful substance in order to strengthen your smile. The scaling will also be performed near the pockets of the gums, where bacterial buildup can commonly occur.
After the scaling is performed, our hygienist will then polish your teeth. This step helps remove any last plaque or tartar while also buffing the teeth for a clean, neat look.
Is it time for your bi-annual dental cleaning? Contact your East Indianapolis dental office by calling today at (317) 897-5093 to schedule your appointment.