What Is a Teeth Cleaning?
When the teeth are professionally cleaned, it is done by a hygienist at your dentist’s office. The hygienist is trained to use tools that remove tartar and plaque from the teeth. She will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below where the gum come in contact with the teeth.
During your appointment, as long as you get a good hygienist, he or she will explain what they are doing and why it is being done. Topics like sensitivity or flossing may come up as the teeth are cleaned and examined.
If you want to see what the hygienist is doing, ask for a mirror or intra-oral camera. This will allow you to watch her work and also understand what exactly is being done to the teeth. Often times, your hygienist will point out areas in the mouth that need more attention. Often times “out of sight, out of mind” can occur, that is why it is so helpful to actually see and watch her scrape the tartar from the teeth in question. Best Dentist in Linwood NJ 08221
The dentist or hygienist will also give you an update on how to properly brush and floss---you would be surprised as to how many people do not floss correctly or brush for the full two minutes that is recommended.
If you want more information about your oral hygiene, don’t be afraid to ask. If you are worried about your gums, as for a diagnosis for what stage gum disease you may have. Knowing is the best way to effectively treat……you need direction and pointers to help you out. How to ask? Just say, “am I type 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 for gum disease?” Best Dentist in Linwood NJ 08221
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