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The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

How long does a teeth cleaning take?

Teeth cleanings at The Smile Shop typically take about an hour. This includes time spent with your hygienist cleaning your teeth, as well as your examination with Dr. Dolin, Dr. Spriggs, or Dr. Bonasso.

During your teeth cleaning in Durham, NC, your hygienist will remove any plaque or bacteria built up on your teeth that you might've missed during your brushing and flossing routine at home. They will also review proper brushing and flossing techniques to help you develop an effective home care routine.

Your teeth cleaning is also an excellent time to ask your hygienist for product recommendations that may help you improve your home care, like an electric toothbrush or antibacterial mouth rinse.

During your examination, your Durham dentist will check your current restorations for any wear or breakdown that might be problematic. They'll also screen you for problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Early diagnoses of problems allow you to be proactive about your dental care and treat any concerns as early as possible. This saves you time and money in the long run.

Is it time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning in Durham, NC? Contact The Smile Shop at (919) 941-5549 for more information.

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