Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by Dr. Varma can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last approximately 30 mintues. There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby your Bloomfield NJ Dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers depending on Dr. Varma's preference.Typically, your dentist in Bloomfield will also clean the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.