Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to have a professional cleaning at Keys Dental Specialists twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual professional cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar while polishing your enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your appointment, you can get tips on better home oral care and learn if there are any areas that need more attention. A professional cleaning will give one of our experienced dentists the opportunity to look for any issues in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a professional cleaning is a vital part of maintaining your oral health, so schedule appointments for your family at our Key West, FL office.
What to Expect
Your dental cleaning will start by removing the plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth, which can be hard to treat on your own no matter how often you brush and floss. Advanced tools are used to scale without harming the tooth. To start, an ultrasonic device loosens bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, a fine handheld instrument like a curette or scaler will be used to remove the remaining pieces. Each tooth needs to be scaled to get all the buildup. Once the teeth are clean, the enamel will be polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment may be done after the cleaning.