Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. An oral hygiene education is an important part of a hygienist's job. A professional cleaning is done by a registered dental hygienist who can remove tartar that may build up even with careful brushing and flossing particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you have a cleaning once every six months or as frequently as suggested.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last about 45 minutes. A registered dental hygienist will perform the cleaning, x rays, flouride treatments and periodontal treatment when necessary. When teeth are polished the patient is ready for the Doctor's exam. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless and do not cause any discomfort.