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Dental cleanings are vital for your oral health. Without them, your smile would be in grave danger. So, it’s extremely important that you attend your dental cleanings every six months so you can care for your smile and protect your oral health.

Dental cleanings are neither scary nor painful. To help you know what to expect during your appointment, we have provided the appointment steps here:

Our team will deeply clean your smile
Our dental team will first deeply clean your smile by scraping the plaque and tartar off your teeth with special tools. This is a very important technique that reduces your chances of developing gum disease. Then, we will thoroughly floss and rinse your smile, cleaning the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

We will provide a fluoride treatment
The fluoride treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. Depending on the type of treatment provided, we will place the fluoride into your mouth and will ask you to wait for a few minutes. As you wait, the fluoride minerals will soak into your smile and will nourish and strengthen your teeth. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth with cool, refreshing water.

Our dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues
After your smile is completely clean, your dentist will examine your smile with small tools. Then, we will also take a few harmless X-rays of your smile so we can see the roots and bones of your teeth and jaw. Dr. Lynn Leyde will then examine the X-ray and will make sure you don’t have any dental issues.

If you are nervous about your appointment, please call our office today at 206-546-8377 and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We want you to feel as comfortable at our office as possible, and we are happy to help you in any way we can to make that happen. We look forward to working with you!