Teeth cleaning at Chicago Dental Esthetics is quite different from the teeth cleaning performed at your home with the use of dental floss, a toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. Our approach to teeth cleaning is centered on the use of highly specialized dental instruments. We will clean the hardened plaque, known as calculus, from your teeth as well as the area between your teeth and gums in a precise manner. This in-depth and comprehensive cleaning cannot be performed with floss and a toothbrush at home. Even if you were to vigorously brush your teeth after every single meal, you would eventually end up with hardened plaque on your teeth and below your gums that can only be cleaned by our dentist, Dr. Samantha Rabor.
Ideally, this professional teeth cleaning performed at the dentist’s office will be conducted at least once every six months. However, if you are a smoker, a diabetic, have considerable stress, are pregnant, have a history of gum disease, take oral contraceptives, have HIV/AIDS, or are taking medication that causes dry mouth, more frequent cleanings will be necessary. A truly thorough cleaning at our office will take between 20 minutes and an hour. This cleaning might also include a fluoride treatment that safeguards the teeth against the formation of cavities until your next professional cleaning at our office.
Contact our office today at (224) 341-5162 to schedule your appointment.