Professional dental cleaning is a must for a healthy mouth. It is a procedure performed by a registered dental hygienist in a professional dental setting. Here's what to expect during your hygiene visit:
Oral Exam and Cancer Screening
The mouth is carefully examined, using a small mirror to identify signs of periodontal disease and other dental issues. In the case of significant concerns, the dentist will be notified for further examination.
Removal of Plaque & Calculus
Plaque and calculus can accumulate on the surfaces of teeth between recall hygiene visits. An ultrasonic scaler is used to remove plaque and hard calculus deposits from below the gum line and surfaces of teeth.
Gritty Toothpaste, No More!
This office uses the Prophy-Jet which is a type of air polishing system. A combination of air, water, and sodium bicarbonate is used to remove any remaining plaque and stains from the teeth. This form of polishing is less abrasive, which is less damaging to the tooth structure, and more effective at removing surface stains.
Fluoride Varnish Treatment
The last step involved in a professional dental cleaning is the fluoride treatment. A layer of fluoride is painted over the surface of teeth to strengthen the enamel and protect it from cavities.
Historic Hyde Park Dentistry has been transforming smiles for Decades. Dr. Lori, along with her team, uses state-of-the-art technology to dental problems and reconstruct malaligned teeth to provide aesthetic and healthy smiles. For inquiries & appointments, please reach out to us at (813) 253-3041. You can also visit our office at 612 West De Leon Street, in Tampa, FL 33606.