What Happens During a Dental Cleaning in Cerritos?
If you’ve never had a dental cleaning or it’s been a while since your last one, you might feel more at ease knowing what to expect.
First, we want to say that we welcome any and all questions. If you want your Cerritos dentist or hygienist to talk you through the process before your appointment, they’ll be happy to accommodate your needs.
Your dental cleaning is performed by one of our highly trained and state-licensed dental hygienists. They will examine your mouth and evaluate your needs. They might also use a special measuring tool to determine the depth of your periodontal pockets to evaluate their health.
Then, your hygienist will use professional tools (called scalers) to remove plaque and tartar build-up. They use a variety of instruments, including an ultrasonic device that sprays water and vibrates, making it easier to remove the normally hard-to-remove tartar, making your cleaning more comfortable.
Your hygienist will simultaneously use a suction device to remove excess water, saliva, and particles from your mouth.
Once the dental cleaning in Cerritos is complete, your hygienist will polish your teeth with a slightly abrasive yet flavorful paste. This is called coronal polishing and it makes your teeth feel incredibly clean. Plus, it helps remove stains, as well as stubborn, sticky plaque that the scalers didn’t remove.
After polishing, your hygienist will floss your teeth and rinse your mouth. You are also welcome to rinse with water or mouthwash after the cleaning.