The most pleasant part of your six month dental checkup may well be the cleaning that the hygienist performs even before you see the dentist. Sure it feels good to brush your teeth at home but somehow it’s just not the same as the sensation of freshness that you get after a professional cleaning. How does your hygienist do it?

Before the hygienist begins the cleaning process she will examine your teeth and gums to be sure they are healthy and that there is no inflammation. If everything checks out she will proceed to scrape away any tartar from the teeth that may have formed from the buildup of plaque. The more you brush and floss the less tartar you will have.

Once the tartar has been removed your hygienist will brush and polish your teeth. The abrasive nature of the toothpaste she uses will make it feel rougher than the one you normally use but the treatment is both safe and beneficial when applied professionally.

Next step - flossing! This is one time when you won’t be able to skip it. A professional flossing and rinsing will get rid of any excess toothpaste or scraps of tartar that may have gotten caught in between your teeth during the cleaning. Before you leave the appointment your hygienist may administer a fluoride treatment to protect against cavities until your next visit.

The Harman Family Dental Center staff can schedule your next checkup at your convenience. Call the office @ 720-809-7789.