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If you know what to expect in the dental chair, there is a good chance you’ll have a more positive and successful dental experience. That way you aren’t surprised by the treatments being performed. So, to help you know all there is to know about your dental cleaning appointments, our dentists, Drs. Kinney, Musser and Kinney, are happy to tell you what to expect in the dental chair. You can expect:

Step No. 1: Your hygienist will place a safety shield over your chest, will give you some bitewings and instructions, and will take your X-ray. This will help our dentist see the complete health of your teeth and bones.

Step No. 2: Your hygienist will examine your smile with a little mirror and dental tool. During the examination, they will check the health and strength of your teeth and gums.

Step No. 3: Your hygienist will deeply clean your teeth with special instruments to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline as well as clean the surfaces of your teeth from every other type of bacteria. They will also floss between each tooth.

Step No. 4: Your hygienist will rinse your mouth with water to wash away any debris in your mouth. In fact, they will do this throughout the treatment to keep your mouth clean.

Step No. 5: Your hygienist will provide a fluoride treatment that comes in the form of a gel, foam, or varnish. The treatment will strengthen your tooth enamel and help you have a healthier smile.

Call Art & Science Family Dentistry today at 651-739-1894 if you have any questions or if you need to schedule your next dental appointment in Woodbury, Minnesota. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!