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All You Need to Know About a Dental Cleaning Appointment

Do you ever wonder what’s involved in a dental cleaning appointment at Desert Dental Group? If so, our dental team is more than happy to help you!

When you come into our office to meet with Dr. Brett M. Barney, the following steps will occur:

Step 1: First, our welcoming dental team will guide you through our office into a comfortable dental chair. Then, we will put a bib-like cloth over your chest to keep your clothes from getting wet or dirty.

Step 2: Your friendly hygienist will then deeply clean your smile with special tools. This is a vital treatment because it involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This cleaning shouldn’t cause pain—just a little bit of pressure. You will then go through a flossing treatment.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a few X-rays of your smile. When finished, your dentist will come into the room and examine them. If you have any dental issues, he will discuss them with you and help you decide on the best treatment possible.

Step 4: Lastly, our team will give you a beneficial fluoride treatment. This will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The treatment will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to fight bacteria and harmful particles throughout the day.

Now remember, it’s important to have a professional teeth cleaning every six months. So, if you’re due for your six month checkup, please call our office today at (520) 201-1717 and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help you schedule your next dental cleaning in Tucson, Arizona!