Will getting my teeth cleaned be painful?
For most patients, getting their teeth cleaned is not a painful procedure. A dental cleaning consists of your hygienist removing plaque and tartar from all the tough-to-reach places in your mouth that even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot get rid of. Some patients might find this part of the appointment somewhat uncomfortable but not really painful.
Next, your hygienist will polish your teeth. This gives your teeth that smooth, clean feeling that most people enjoy after a tooth cleaning. Because the paste used for polishing is somewhat gritty, your hygienist will usually follow this part of the cleaning with a thorough flossing.
This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about keeping your teeth clean at home. If you have questions about products, your hygienist will be happy to answer them.
If you are feeling anxious before your dental cleaning because you are worried about the process, or if it has been some time since your last dental cleaning, we invite you to give our Green Village, NJ dental practice a call. We can answer any questions you might have; sometimes just knowing what to expect can go a long way toward alleviating anxiety or fear about the procedure.