Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning is a procedure that is performed to remove the plaque and tartar on the teeth. It is an essential service provided at the dentistries to protect the patient from dental diseases. At Red Pine Dental, the dentists suggest dental cleaning for patients who have an excessive buildup of plaque and tartar in their mouth.

Benefits of Dental Cleaning

  • Dental cleaning helps reduce the chances of cavities or tooth decay. 
  • It helps to keep away dental diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. 
  • The process also helps to resolve bad breath issues experienced by the patient. 
  • It instills better dental hygiene in patients. 

What are the steps involved in Dental cleaning? 

There are two steps involved in dental cleaning: scaling and root planing. Before beginning the procedure, the dentists perform a complete oral checkup for the patient. A small concave mirror is used to receive a better view of the mouth. It helps the dentists to understand the areas in the mouth that may need more attention during the procedure. 

The dentist uses a dental tool to remove the tartar and plaque on the teeth and the gumlines during the scaling process. The dentist gushes water inside the patient's mouth, which helps to remove the plaque. Root planing involves smoothening the rough surfaces in the root of the tooth. This allows the gums to reattach to the teeth quickly. Some dentists insist on polishing the teeth. They also floss the teeth to provide a clean and fresh mouth to the patient.

Aftercare Instructions

Dentists suggest that patients follow the instructions provided to them to avoid any discomfort after the procedure. Minor bleeding may be experienced after the process, which recedes in less than 48 hours. It is crucial to avoid consuming food or drinks that are extremely hot or cold. In case of experiencing any discomfort, the patient should visit the dentist immediately and prevent any self-treatment. 

Dental cleaning helps remove the sticky layer on the teeth and provides a pearly white smile to the patient. 

Red Pine Dental, located in Salt Lake City, UT, is equipped with expert dentists and the latest amenities that enable the best dental care facilities for patients. Call us at (801) 966-3166 and schedule a consultation with the dentist to know more about dental treatments provided at the practice. 


3550 S 5600 W #3, Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Office Hours

MON 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

WED 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

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Phone: (801) 966-3166