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How Long Does Dental Cleaning Take?

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
How Long Does Dental Cleaning Take?Dental cleanings are necessary for ensuring healthy teeth and gums. The process of dental cleaning usually takes about an hour, though the length of time will vary from person to person and from dentist to dentist. The cleaning itself typically involves using a scalpel or a similar tool to remove tartar, plaque, and food debris from the surfaces of the teeth.

Cleanings are necessary because tartar and plaque can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum infections. Therefore, it is advisable to visit your dentist as often as your dentist will let you. There are also many effective home tooth whitening options available that your dentist can recommend to make your teeth cleaner and whiter.

When Should I Go for Dental Cleaning

It is advisable to go for a dental cleaning at least twice per year, but if you have any teeth stains, you can always book an appointment with your dentist to have teeth cleaned and whitened. Dental cleanings can be done at any time so long as you have agreed with your dentist. However, the best time to have your teeth cleaned is in the morning because you are less likely to have eaten any meal. Also, after your dental cleaning, it is always wise to ask your dentist when you should see them again. Your dentist will instruct you depending on your dental condition.

Taking Care of Your Teeth After Dental Cleaning

After a dental cleaning, you are most likely to feel some tooth sensitivity, especially if there were chemicals used. Therefore, it is essential to care for your teeth to eliminate sensitivity and ensure they are healthy. You can do this by brushing and flossing regularly and making sure you get to the dentist once in a while. Apart from that, ensure you use the right products to clean your teeth. If you do not know the best dental product, you can call or visit our dentists to learn what products to purchase and how to clean your teeth.

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