Dental cleanings are vital if you want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, which is why they are strongly recommended twice a year. So, if you have a dental cleaning coming up and you would like to know what to expect during your appointment, our W Dental Group team is happy to help you! When you come into our office, you can expect:
1. A warm welcome: Our warm welcome will make you feel right at home. We will approach you with a happy and friendly smile and then we will guide you through our office when it’s your turn for a cleaning. Once you get to your comfortable dental chair, we will review your medical history and will ask you any necessary questions. We will also welcome your questions if you have any.
2. A dental cleaning: To begin your dental cleaning, we will scrape the surfaces of your teeth with a special tool. This will remove the plaque and tartar that threaten to destroy your smile with tooth decay and gum disease. Then, we will clean the hard-to-reach areas of your oral cavity by flossing. This will also help remove the plaque. To complete the cleaning, we will polish your chompers with a flavored polishing treatment.
3. A fluoride treatment: We provide a fluoride treatment during your visit because it is the best way to nourish and strengthen your smile. This treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will most likely be flavored. The flavor will help make it more enjoyable. We will place the fluoride over your teeth and will wait for the minerals to soak into the enamel. Once the appropriate time passes, you will rinse your mouth with water.
If your appointment includes a checkup as well, you can also expect taking dental X-Rays and being examined by your dentist, Dr. Thomas Watkins. This process is simple and painless. It is just helpful to know the health and condition of your smile. For more information about your next dental cleaning in San Antonio, Texas, call 210-526-0925 today. We are more than happy to give you the details you need!