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Vonore Dental Eric Fugate, D.D.S.
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Cleanings & Routine Exams

The Check-Up

Your dentist will check for cavities and to see if there is plaque or tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.

Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.

The Cleaning

Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can't remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental hygienist will use special tools to remove tartar.

After your teeth have the tartar removed, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth.
The final step is flossing. Your dental hygienist will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.

 

 

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