Receiving Your Regularly Scheduled Dental Cleanings in Lincoln CA
We want to ensure our patients to regularly schedule a routine dental cleaning in Lincoln CA in order to maintain good oral hygiene. With the help of your hygienist, we perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from around your teeth and gums that may have developed over time, even with careful and consistent brushing and flossing. These areas are usually the ones that are difficult to reach, which is why it is highly recommended that a patient schedules this routine check-up once every six months.
How It’s Done
This routine cleaning typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. During this time, our trained and professional hygienist will complete the cleanings and Dr. Nolan may come in for an exam towards the end. Thankfully, most patients believe that this cleaning is painless and does not cause any discomfort or pain.
There are two important steps that occur during a standard dental cleaning. First, your hygienist will remove the plaque, tartar, and build-up from the surface of the tooth called scaling. Depending on the preference of the hygienist, this can be completed by hand or with an electric scaler. The hygienist will also clean the pockets of your gums to remove any plaque build-up that may be there, as well.
The next step is polishing so the hygienist can remove any final, lingering plaque and buff the teeth. During this process, your hygienist may change the size of the head of the polisher in order to clean the hard to reach areas.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with your Lincoln CA dentist, call our office at (916) 645-1138 today.