Hygiene Visit (Video Available)
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. A trained registered dental hygienist will perform the cleaning, and a dentist may come in for an exam at the end.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers.
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.