Dental Cleanings from Dentists in North Andover MA
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Our Dentists North Andover, MA, believe in high quality and efficient cleanings that are completely pain free and comfortable. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended that you go in for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes to an hour. Typically, a trained hygienist will do the cleaning, and a dentist may come in for an exam at the end. Our Dentists near North Andover, MA will be very gentle and thorough; we want you to enjoy your visit. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers depending on the hygienist’s preference. Typically, the hygienist will also clean the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buffing the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places. The whole process is simple and painless.
The Dentists near North Andover, MA are some of the most quality dental health practitioners and will make sure you have an easy dental cleaning. If you would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (978) 685-5562.