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What Should a Dental Cleaning Include?

September 15, 2022
Posted By: Randolph Dental Associates LLC

You're starting to feel that fuzzy wool-sweater sensation on your teeth and realize it's time to do a Google search for "dental cleaning near me" to remove the plaque and tartar that has built up since your last dental checkup. You have probably have enjoyed great dental cleanings and those that were just 'meh', and you want that smooth, fresh feeling of a top-notch hygiene appointment because there's nothing like it.

Welcome to Randolph Dental Associates

At our Randolph, NJ, dental office, we prize comfort and quality for our patients. We know that not all dental procedures are created equally, so here are some things to look for in a dental cleaning:

  • A welcome conversation about any changes to your oral health
  • A periodontal evaluation of your gums and teeth (periodontal pocketing and recession)
  • A complete scale, whether by hand or using an ultrasonic handpiece
  • A polish to remove small debris and surface stains
  • A final floss to ensure tartar between teeth is gone
  • X-rays as needed

If your hygienist notices any changes to your gum health or any areas of gum recession that require extra care, they will let you know. Working together in partnership with your dental hygiene team can mean a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Your Dental Checkup and Exam

Your hygienist and dentist work in tandem, and if it's time for your dental exam, your dentist will examine each tooth, looking for cracks and decay. These small preventive measures help you avoid big oral health problems down the line.

Have You Ever Considered Teeth Whitening?

Did you know the best time to start a teeth whitening regimen is following your dental cleaning? Because we've already removed tartar and surface stains, our professional strength teeth whitening gel will have more direct contact with your tooth enamel for brighter results.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Cleaning?

Don't put off this essential part of your healthcare. At Randolph Dental Associates, we provide gentle, thorough dental cleanings to help you have a healthy smile you feel great about.

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