Dental Cleanings


Why Dental Cleanings Are Super Important


Dental cleanings is what sets the foundation for a strong immune system, feeling energized and having great overall health. Why? Because the digestion process starts at the mouth when you're chewing and enjoying your favorite foods and turning it into the nutrition and nourishment our bodies need.

During the process of chewing, a soft, sticky, bacteria-infested film known as plaque and tartar stick to your teeth and can cause a host of diseases if not removed regularly.

Overtime, plaque and tartar begin to cling onto your teeth even with regular brushing and flossing. Which is why it's strongly recommended to get a professional dental cleaning every 6 months.

What Happends During A Cleaning?

  • Remove Loose Deposits

    The dental hygienist and dentist will use specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth.  First, the dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. The ultrasonic device sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a comfortable temperature.

  • Remove Deposits in Tough Areas

    Next, hand tools called scalers and curettes are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth.

  • Polish and Shine

    Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished using a slow speed hand piece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis paste which is a special gritty toothpaste like material is applied to the teeth to make them shiny and smooth. Your dental hygienist or dentist may also apply fluoride to the teeth to help strengthen the tooth enamel.

  • Final Check

    Lastly, Dr. Chung will take a look to make sure everything is looking great and your teeth and gums are healthy and strong.

Dental Cleanings Should Be Done Every 6 Months

A dental cleaning has the aim of removing “buildup” from your teeth. No matter how vigorously you brush your teeth, plaque and tartar always builds up and will have to be professionally removed by your dentist.

The secret to having a healthy, lifelong smile is by getting a cleaning twice a year and brushing and flossing daily.

Is It Time For Your Cleaning?

Looking for a dental cleaning near Rockford, IL? Easily schedule your next dental cleaning right from our website.

  • (815) 226-5432
  • 1425 S Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Mon & Tues: 9am - 5pm
    Wed: 7am -2pm*
    Thurs & Fri: 7am - 2pm
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

    *Please call first

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