Colorado Springs Dentistry Provides Routine Dental Cleanings
By visiting our Colorado Springs dentistry every six months for your routine dental cleanings, you're doing far more than just getting those hard-to-reach spots in between your teeth. You're ensuring a long-lasting and strong smile for years to come! These routine visits are crucial for your dental health, as well as your overall health. By breaking down the plaque buildup that regular brushing and flossing just can't do, you're minimizing your risk for cavities, gum disease, and further dental issues to protect the longevity of your smile.
How Your Dental Cleaning is Performed
Normally, your routine cleaning will last somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour. During your appointment, you'll be checked by Dr. Wonnacott by performing a set of x-rays and a thorough examination to identify any abnormalities like cavities, pockets, and other potential issues. After this, you'll be brought to the cleaning room with one of our skilled hygienists.
There are two important steps to your dental cleaning! During the first step, our hygienist will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar from your teeth's surfaces. We'll also take a look at the pockets of your gums to remove any plaque buildup that may be there. If you have any questions about the tools being used during this step, don't hesitate to ask our team.
The second step is to polish your teeth, removing any of the final lingering plaque, as well as buffing your teeth. After the rinsing, please ask our hygienist about any other dental tips you may be looking for to improve your routine at home, like flossing, suggested toothpastes and mouthwashes, and other helpful advice.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our Colorado Springs dentistry at (719) 488-2222 and our front desk staff will happily assist you.