One of the most important ways to maintain excellent oral health is by scheduling regular dental cleanings. These cleanings can help to remove plaque or tartar that form in between the teeth. Even with daily brushing and flossing, those “hard to reach” places are often missed. It is recommended that you visit Port Orchard Dental Care Center once ever six months for a cleaning.

How It’s Done

Your cleaning should last between thirty minutes and one hour. One of our skilled hygienists will first perform the cleaning, and then Dr. Karbassi will come in after for an examination. Most patients do not experience any discomfort or pain during their cleanings.

The cleaning will consist of scaling and polishing.

During the scaling process, electric and hand tools will be used to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of the teeth, in between the teeth, and at the pockets along the gums.

Following this, a polishing will be completed to remove any final plaque and to buff the teeth. Polishers have several different head sizes that can be used in order to reach all surfaces of the teeth.