Why do I Need to Schedule Regular Dental Cleanings?
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of comprehensive oral care, often accompanying a thorough oral exam or a recall evaluation. Once the examination is complete, unless gum disease is diagnosed, your dentist or hygienist will proceed with a regular cleaning, also known as prophylaxis. In cases of gum disease, a deep cleaning will be recommended to address the issue and promote healing.
During the initial phase of your regular cleaning, an ultrasonic scaler will be used by your dental professional to skillfully remove debris, calculus, and plaque from between your teeth and around your gum line. Should you require a break or experience sensitivity, do not hesitate to communicate this to your dental professional, as they can adjust settings to enhance your comfort. If necessary, they may also utilize a hand scaler for further precision.
Upon completing this phase, a hygienist will conduct a meticulous tooth-by-tooth polishing using a specialized paste. Additionally, they will floss your teeth using dental floss and offer recommendations and suggestions for proper flossing techniques.
That’s All There Is To It!
Once your cleaning is finished, one of our staff members may reach out to discuss any treatment options suggested by the dentist and help schedule any necessary follow-up appointments.
Prioritizing regular dental cleanings ensures optimal oral health and contributes to a radiant smile. Visit us for your next cleaning and experience professional care that leaves your teeth feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Main Street Dental
1200 Main Street - La Crosse, WI 54601