Your teeth cleaning is done by a dental hygienist, who has access to special tools and utensils that are designed specifically for cleaning purposes. The structure of the teeth is unique to each individual, therefore the hygienist has to adapt a little every time they perform teeth cleaning. However, the process carried out, more or less remains the same for all.
The process begins with an assessment of your oral hygiene, how well have you maintained your teeth. Once the dentist has assessed the level of cleaning required, they move further. Cleaning with curettes is the first step of the cleaning process itself, this when the dentist removes the plaque of your tooth’s surface. Curettes can be both hand held and machine operated and the choice of either depends on the nature of the cleaning required by each client.
After the plaque is removed, your teeth are polished by the hygienist with a rotary prophy handpiece , equipped with a rubber tip and prophy paste, which is used to polish your teeth, leaving them smooth and shiny.