Methods Used by Dentists to Clean Teeth

Methods Used by Dentists to Clean TeethRoutine dental cleanings are needed to remove plaque and calculus deposits from teeth. Although good brushing and flossing can help reduce this buildup, they may not eliminate it. Our dentist in Agoura Hills can get those deposits off your teeth and leave them squeaky clean until it is time for your next visit.

1. Ultrasonic tools
An ultrasonic instrument may be used to loosen large tartar deposits. This process is not painful, but you may notice a hum or whistle during the process. A spray of water will rinse away the debris as we go.

2. Hand tools
Scalers and curettes are precision hand tools that are used to remove small tartar deposits. They scrape these deposits from the hard-to-reach areas and work until your teeth are clean, smooth, and free of harmful debris.

3. Polisher
After all the tartar and plaque is gone from your teeth, your teeth will be polished with a special tool with a rubber head that spins to whirl a gritty toothpaste against the surface of your teeth. This gets rid of superficial stains, and your teeth will look fresh and shiny.

After your teeth are clean, we may recommend a fluoride treatment or other treatments specific to your needs. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in dental cleaning in Agoura Hills.

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