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How Long Does Dental Cleaning And Exam Take?

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Elmwood Dental Group
How Long Does Dental Cleaning And Exam Take?Practicing good oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily makes your teeth clean and healthy. However, these tooth cleaning practices done at home cannot be as effective as professional tooth cleaning. In-office teeth cleaning will last for approximately thirty minutes to one hour, but this will depend on your oral health and other factors.

Examination is first Conducted

A dental hygienist will want to make sure everything is okay before the cleaning. Therefore, the teeth and gums are inspected using a dental mirror. After the condition of your teeth and gums has been evaluated, if there is any illness, like tooth decay, gum disease, or any other problem, a dentist will be notified. After a thorough examination including that of the tongue, cheeks, and even your bite, you will be good to go.

What Happens During the Process

First of all, plaque and tartar are scrubbed off. This is done with special scaling equipment, which penetrates between the teeth to areas where home cleaning methods cannot reach. After this, the teeth are polished using a special polishing gel and a special dental brush that will ensure all the teeth surfaces are covered.

Flossing is done to your teeth thereafter in case of any debris or plaque left behind. Flossing helps also in checking whether your gums bleed. Finally, your mouth will be rinsed, and you will feel fresher again.

Other Factors that May Prolong the Process

The expertise and experience of the dentist will also determine the quickness of your process. Another important factor is how you feel about the procedure. Your level of concern and maybe panic will matter as this will influence how comfortably and distracted-free the dental hygienist works on your teeth.

If your oral health is satisfactory, dental cleaning will take only thirty minutes. Visit us for professional tooth cleaning from our dental team.

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