Dr. Ryback performs all routine dental cleanings by himself, in order for him to get first hand knowedge of the patient's current dental status and familiarize the patient with the doctor in a relaxed appointment. Professional cleaning can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.
How it's done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth with an electromagnetic scaler, called a Cavitron, whereby he will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.