What to Expect During a Deep Dental Cleaning

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A deep dental cleaning should be done routinely, about twice a year. It can help patients maintain good oral health and a shiny smile. Without routine deep teeth cleanings, the teeth are prone to tartar buildup, staining and even cavities. Cleanings help ensure that the teeth are healthy and free of infections. 

In this article, we go over a few things that patients can expect from their deep teeth cleaning appointments. This information may be useful to someone who is having their teeth cleaned for the first time. Knowing what to expect can make the appointment go smoother for both the dental hygienist and the patient.

What to expect during a deep dental cleaning

Prepare for an upcoming dental appointment by reading further. We discuss what to expect!

Time commitment

Deep dental cleanings can take time. It is a good idea to keep this in mind when preparing for the appointment. Because this type of cleaning requires in-depth work, it is important that enough time is set aside so the hygienist does not miss anything.

Patients should expect to spend at least an hour at the dentist's office. The time commitment is worth it!


Some patients report that they experience slight discomfort from their deep dental cleanings. The gum lines or teeth may feel irritated, which is completely normal. The hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gum lines, which can cause sensitivity within the mouth. However, there should not be any pain or discomfort during the cleaning itself. Talking with the dentist beforehand about their cleaning technique can help ease any anxiety related to pain.

Fluoride treatment

Certain dentists will recommend a fluoride treatment to be done during the deep dental cleaning appointment. Fluoride treatments clean the teeth and gum lines in their own way. They strengthen the enamel, which can help fight off infection and plaque buildup later.

Fluoride can cause slight sensitivity after the appointment, which is completely normal. Patients should avoid eating or drinking anything for a while after the treatment.

A bright and shiny smile!

One of the main things to expect from a deep dental cleaning is to leave the office with a shiny and bright smile. Dental hygienists work hard during these cleanings to renew the teeth so an improved and confident smile is achieved. Maintaining that bright and shiny smile after the cleaning can be done by practicing good oral hygiene and maintaining regular appointments with the hygienist.

Get started today!

If you have questions about deep dental cleanings, then reach out to our office so we can help you. Our team of dentists and hygienists would be happy to go over further details about routine dental cleanings. Also, if you are ready to schedule an appointment to have your teeth cleaned, then give us a call or stop by today! We would be happy to assist you in any way we can!

Request an appointment here: https://yousmiledental.com or call You Smile Dental at (408) 361-8133 for an appointment in our Santa Clara office.

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