You know when you were a kid and your mom had to twist your arm and bribe you to get in the dentist chair. It’s not as bad as you remember, really. Dr. Kathy at Studio City Orthodontist makes it so easy, you won’t even want to leave. But seriously, if it has been six months, and your teeth aren’t as gleaming as they were a half a year ago, come on in and give us a visit.
We use only the most up-to-date equipment and techniques in order to create a personal treatment for you and your smile. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to Dr. Kathy. Her gentle approach makes it so you hardly even know you’re being worked on.
A routine teeth cleaning, contrary to popular opinion, is usually a pain free and relatively quick procedure. It usually starts with an exam by the hygienist to see if you have any cavities. If you do, Dr. Kathy or the hygienist will make sure you know all the specifics as well as where you can get them taken care of.
It takes about another half hour to an hour for the cleaning step. We use various tools for this including a polisher, floss, tooth scraper and scaler. The polisher is the mechanical tool with the rubber head and the yummy tasting polish that we use to buff your teeth and eliminate small pieces of plaque. Any places we can’t reach with the polisher, we’ll use the scraper and the scaler to get off the harder to remove plaque.
If you notice discomfort during this treatment it could be a precursor to Periodontitis. Dr. Kathy is happy to advise you on treatments for it such as Scaling and Root Planing. When we’re finished, we’ll go over helpful hints to keep your teeth happy and healthy while you’re at home. Remember, brush at least twice a day and floss too. If you’d like to know more about the various services Dr. Kathy provides to brighten your smile, give us a call and book a free consultation.