Dental cleanings are a standard part of our dental services as we focus on removing plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is the soft, sticky, bacteria that starts to form on the teeth over time. Teeth are bathed in saliva and need the saliva to flush bacteria from the mouth. If there is an excessive amount of bacteria in the mouth, patients will see a serious problem with tartar buildup. Our dental cleaning is designed to leave your teeth clean and smooth.
What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning
Our dental hygienist will use specialized tools to gently remove the plaque and bacteria that is clinging to the teeth. Our tools are designed to remove the deposits around the teeth without damaging the teeth. After the teeth are cleaned, we will then polish and floss the teeth. Dr. Jenson will examine the teeth and gums to look for problems related to gum recession, gum disease, and tooth decay.
We provide fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel of the teeth. Younger patients need regular fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay. It is important not to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes following the fluoride treatment for it to properly take effect.
Dealing With Dental Anxiety
Do you fear coming to the dentist? If you deal with dental anxiety, you are not alone! We provide nitrous oxide for our patients that struggle with dental anxiety. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed when you visit our office.
For more information about our dental cleaning services, call our Brigham City dental office today!