What to Expect When Getting Your Teeth Cleaned

When you go to the dentist, it usually means that you are getting a good, old-fashioned cleaning with some high-tech tools. Here, you’re going to learn more about what it takes for cleaning to happen and what it does for you.

First, the dental hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar and stains. This tool is similar to a regular scaler but it has water coming out and uses a combination of pressurized water and ultrasonic vibration.

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They can dial up the vibration or dial it down depending on the level of build-up. This depends on the patient and how well they have taken care of their teeth.

Next comes the hand tools. This means that the regular scaler comes out in order to fine-tune any cleaning and ensure that there’s that wonderful clean feeling at the end of the session. One of the cool things about the tools that a dental hygienist uses when doing a dental cleaning is that there are tools for different sides of the teeth. They have both anterior (in front) and posterior (behind) types of tools that can help the hygienist give you the best clean possible.


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