Dental Cleanings Performed by Your Dentist in Novi MI

Routine dental cleanings with our dentist in Novi MI are necessary for maintaining optimal oral hygiene! With our professional cleanings, our hygienists will effectively remove plaque buildup, which often appears even with diligent brushing and flossing, especially in those hard-to-reach areas. To maintain and improve your oral health to be in the best shape possible, it's recommended to visit Smile Innovations every six months for your cleaning.


How Your Dental Cleanings are Done

Typically, your dental cleaning visit lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. Before the actual cleaning begins, Dr. Tariq will come in and perform a brief examination of your teeth and gums, making notes on your file for anything that may need additional care, whether now or in the future. This is a great time to ask our dentist in Novi MI if you have any questions about your cleaning or any services you're interested in like teeth whitening or veneers.


After Dr. Tariq has finished his exam, one of our skilled hygienists will begin your cleaning! See the breakdown of the steps below and please ask our team any questions that you have.


• Scaling

The first step of your cleaning involves scaling the teeth. During this process, our hygienist removes plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth. This buildup naturally occurs over time as you eat and drink every day, which is why it's important to keep up with these routine visits.


The scaling is completed manually with a hand-held instrument and/or an electric scaler, depending on the specific needs of your smile. In addition to cleaning your actual tooth, we'll also clean the pockets of your gums to eliminate any plaque buildup that may have accumulated there. This step is essential for preventing gum disease and maintaining your overall oral health.


• Polishing

The second step of your cleaning is polishing your teeth, which removes any remaining plaque and buffs your teeth to a smooth finish. By polishing your teeth, this will help make them less prone to buildup in the future and leaves them feeling smooth and clean. We have different size polishing heads to ensure all areas of your smile are thoroughly cleaned.


By adhering to a routine of dental cleanings by our dentist in Novi MI every six months, patients can significantly reduce their risk of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. These cleanings will support the maintenance of a bright, healthy and long-lasting smile and contribute to overall health, since poor oral hygiene can link to various conditions around the rest of your body.


If you have any questions about your routine cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Novi MI, call Smile Innovations at (248) 624-2701 and our front desk staff will happily assist you.

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