Dental Cleaning: Remove the Plaque in Your Mouth Before Its Too Late

Dental Cleaning: Remove the Plaque in Your Mouth Before Its Too Late

Posted by SimpliSmiles on Aug 16 2021, 12:20 PM

Research says that 30% of Americans don’t brush their teeth enough. People often wonder why they have frequent dental issues despite proper cleaning.  

You must visit your dentist regularly to get your teeth cleaned. Dental cleaning is the process of removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. 

Teeth cleaning is a routine dental procedure that involves the following steps:

Physical Exam

The cleaning procedure starts with a physical exam, done by the dentist. Using a small mirror, the dentist examines your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease or other dental problems. 

Removing Plaque and Tartar

The process involves scraping and the dentist uses a scalar to get rid of the plaque and tartar buildup around the gums. If you floss regularly, you can stop plaque hardening into tartar. Once you have tartar, you can’t remove it without visiting a dentist. Teeth with more tartar need more scraping. 

Using Gritty Toothpaste

Once your teeth are free from tartar, they brush your teeth with a high-powered electric brush. It has a grinding noise. It will clean your teeth and remove any leftover tartar. 

Using gritty toothpaste, they gently scrub your teeth. If done by a professional, this polishing is safe and can be done twice a year. If you are doing it at home, don’t be harsh as it will damage your enamel. 


Whether you floss regularly or not, nothing beats professional flossing. They will get deep and cover any spot where your gums might bleed. When an expert does this, they will remove any plaque or toothpaste left from your earlier session. 


After cleaning, you must rinse your mouth to get rid of any debris. Usually, you will be asked to use a rinse that contains liquid fluoride. 

Applying Fluoride 

The final step of dental cleaning is the fluoride treatment. It will protect your teeth from cavities for several months. They will place a gel or a sticky paste into a mouthpiece that fits your teeth and it’s left there for a minute. Besides the gel, fluoride varnish is painted on your teeth. The varnish hardens on contact with saliva so that you can eat or drink immediately. 

Simpli Smiles offers the best possible dental treatment to resolve your dental problems. For inquiries and appointments, call us at (516) 336-4902 or (516) 756-0111, or visit our offices at 400 S Oyster Bay Rd #105, Hicksville, NY 11801 or 297 Main Street Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY 11735. 

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