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What To Expect During Teeth Cleaning

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Kenmore Office
A 3d rendering of the process of teeth cleaningTeeth cleaning is an essential aspect of maintaining good oral health. Understanding what to expect during a teeth cleaning session can alleviate apprehensions and help you approach your appointment with confidence and ease.

Initial Assessment

When you arrive at your dental appointment for teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will start by conducting an initial assessment of your oral health. This assessment may include examining your teeth and gums, checking for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, and reviewing your dental history. The initial assessment sets the foundation for the cleaning process, allowing the hygienist to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. It also allows you to discuss any concerns or questions about your oral health.

The Cleaning Process

Once the initial assessment is complete, the dental hygienist will proceed with the cleaning process. This typically involves the following steps:


The hygienist will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. This process helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay by eliminating harmful bacteria and debris.


Once the scaling is done, your teeth will be polished using abrasive toothpaste and a powerful brush. This product works wonders in removing surface stains, resulting in teeth that appear clean and smooth.


Flossing is essential to cleaning, as it removes plaque and debris between your teeth and the gumline. The hygienist will carefully floss between each tooth to ensure thorough cleaning.

Fluoride Treatment

Applying a fluoride treatment can fortify your tooth enamel and offer extra defense against cavities. This treatment is especially beneficial for individuals at higher risk of tooth decay.

Regular teeth cleanings help us find oral health problems early. It is a chance to refresh your smile, prevent future dental problems, and maintain optimal oral health. So, schedule your appointment today and experience the clean feeling of professional cleaning. Our dental hygienist will offer personalized recommendations for maintaining good oral hygiene during dental visits.

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Kenmore, WA 98028-4839

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