At the Dentist El Paso, we understand that a percentage of our patients may feel anxious before an in-office teeth cleaning. This is why our El Paso dentist always tries to prepare our patients with tips on what they can expect during their teeth cleaning appointment.
Plaque & Tartar Removal
A regular teeth cleaning consists of our dentist or hygienist eliminating stains, tartar, and plaque from your teeth. For our patients with possible gum health issues, our dentist may recommend more frequently scheduled teeth cleaning visits. Our dentist may recommend a deep teeth cleaning procedure if regular teeth cleaning does not work in your specific oral health level. A deep teeth cleaning eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums.
After removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, we use a specialized toothpaste and a high-powered brush to polish your teeth. The dental hygienist will ask you to pick your favorite flavor before they get started. Remember that a teeth cleaning shouldn’t hurt, so say something if there is any discomfort.
Flossing, Rinse, & Flouride
After polishing your teeth, the hygienist will give you a thorough flossing. They will rinse out any left over debris and then provide you with a flouride treatment. The flouride treatment will give your teeth extra protection against future plaque build up.