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Dental Blog #8

Dentist White Bear | Dental Cleaning process

Dentist White BearWhile it may seem that dental cleaning is performed purely for aesthetic reasons, it actually has important health benefits. This dental blog is an overview of the services you may expect when you see a dentist or dental hygienist in White Bear Lake MN. Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. After a preliminary dental exam, the cleaning process follows, as discussed below. 

Dentist White Bear | Tartar and plaque removal

The process begins with removing plaque and tartar deposits, but also calcium, that have built up over time on the surface of teeth. If the layers of plaque and tartar are allowed to build up in close proximity to teeth, they are susceptible to bacteria and by definition: various gum and mouth diseases. Removing these external layers creates a smooth surface that prevents bacteria from latching and sticking onto our teeth, therefore giving us a better and healthier dental hygiene.

At Birch Lake Dental, your local Dentist close to Vadnais Heights, Shoreview, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township has specialized instruments to gently remove these harmful deposits without damaging our teeth. Your local dentist White Bear Lake may initially use an ultrasonic instrument to dismantle and loosen bulk of the build-up, using a cooling mist of water to wash the debris away. Then, finer cleaning utensils called scalers and curettes are often used manually by the doctor to file-clean and smoothen surfaces of the teeth.

Dentist White Bear | Teeth Polishing

Next, your local White Bear Lake Dentist will perform polishing, which is done using with a rubber polishing cup, a specialized (prophy) paste and a motorized instrument that removes bacterial plaque and surface stains at the end of the appointment before the teeth is shiny and smooth.

The aforementioned teeth cleaning process is coronal, which the cleaning is performed above the gum tissues, not below. A more exacerbated dental illness or build-up could require more thorough cleaning processes by White Bear MN Dental professionals.

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Birch Lake Dental
4641 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-429-0404
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