When it comes to dental cleanliness and prevention of oral health problems, “two” is the magic number. Brushing and flossing twice daily, every day is the ultimate way for you to prevent tooth and gum disease at home. No matter how diligent you are, however, you cannot do it all alone…that is where we at Northwood Dental come in. Twice yearly professional cleanings by one of our Eagan MINNESOTA hygienists are recommended to help remove all the plaque you may have missed in your routine.
How it’s done:
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, a trained hygienist will do the cleaning, and a dentist may come in for an exam shortly after. Most patients find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
The cleanings are done in a two-step process, each as crucial as the other to keep your teeth healthy.
First, your hygienist will remove all tartar and plaque from the surface of your teeth. This can be performed by hand or with an ultrasonic device. In between teeth and in the pockets of the gums are also targeted, for they are notorious, hidden hangouts for decaying agents.
Secondly, polishing is done to remove any final plaque using a rubber cup and polishing paste. If you have an aversion to certain flavors, please let us know.
Keep your mouth healthy by keeping regular appointments with us by calling (651) 687-0789.