Dental cleanings at Smiles in Shelby
At Smiles in Shelby in Shelby Township, MI, we offer a range of preventative and hygienic treatments.
These procedures are usually performed without anesthesia because they are not painful. What you might experience is slight discomfort, felt adequate to the individual sensitivity of the patient.
- Removal of tartar and plaque
These are basic preventative treatments that reduce the amount of bacteria accumulation in the mouth, preventing their further development, and improving the appearance of the teeth.
Tartar is removed using an ultrasonic scaler and hand tools. This method allows us to crush the hard stone structure without damaging the underlying surface of the tooth. Some discomfort and sensitivity may accompany the treatment due to vibrations emitted by the devices.
Dental plaque, or the unsightly brown streaks and discoloration on the teeth, is removed by sandblasting. The procedure involves rubbing the plaque from the tooth surface with a mixture of dental sand and water.
- Teeth polishing