What Is Involved in a Routine Dental Checkup?

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Many people are nervous, or even anxious leading up to their biannual professional cleaning. An individual may be nervous because of the strange noises or prodding going on in their mouth. However, for most people, professional teeth cleaning is quite simple and painless. If you know what is going on during your checkup, you can relax and have a more pleasant experience. Our dentist and team at Bright Dental Care are happy to explain the process to you.

Our dental hygienist will begin the process by removing plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. A scaler will be used for this process. It can get rid of the plaque and tartar around the gum line as well as between your teeth. You will hear some scraping during the process.

Even if you floss regularly at home, an expert flossing by our hygienist is incredibly useful. During your professional flossing session, our hygienist can get deep between the teeth and detect any potential issues where the gums may bleed. Flossing will also further clean your teeth.

After your mouth is rinsed, you will receive a fluoride treatment. This will strengthen your enamel and provide extra protection against cavities. You can choose which flavor you prefer and our hygienist will apply it to your teeth in a foam, varnish, or gel form.

At this point, Dr. Yong Eon Park will examine your teeth and gums. If signs of gum disease, cavities, or other concerns are detected, he will go over your treatment options with you.

We invite you to contact Bright Dental Care today to learn more about teeth cleaning in Bakersfield, California, and to schedule your next visit.