Professional teeth cleaning aims to remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums.
It is recommended to have your teeth professionally cleaned every 6-12 months.
Dentists use specialized instruments to gently remove deposits without causing harm to the teeth.
All dental instruments are put through a stringent cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing procedure to ensure safety and quality control.
The first tool that is generally used to clean teeth is an ultrasonic instrument. This device uses mild vibrations to loosen larger pieces of tarter. It also sprays subsequent mists of cool water to wash away loose debris.
Once larger pieces of tarter are dislodged, the dentist will make the switch to finer instruments. Each tooth is individually cleaned to ensure that all tarter is removed.
Once the surfaces of the teeth are smooth, the dentist will polish the teeth.
In some instances, your dentist may also apply fluoride as the final step in cleaning. Fluoride is used to strengthen teeth and protect them against dental plaque and tarter.
After a professional teeth cleaning, you may notice that your teeth feel fresher and look brighter. Teeth cleaning procedures are designed for more than just appearances.
Professional teeth cleaning treatments are the primary means of preventing and treating periodontal disease and maintaining tooth health.
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Reasons for needing Dental Cleaning:
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) is a fairly common infection that begins with the bacterial accumulation in the mouth. The buildup of plaque causes gums to become red and swollen. It is often a result of poor oral hygiene, inadequate nutrition and some other medical conditions.
When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to Periodontitis.
Bleeding Gums is due to increased Gingivitis causing blood to easily flow from the gums when you brush or even when chewing crunchy food. This is a warning sign as if it increases it will cause Periodontitis.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gingivitis (Due to buildup of plaque) where the severe infection erodes the supporting structures of the teeth. The progressive loss and destruction of the bones, teeth and gums weakens the attachments and loosens the teeth.