Our Teeth Cleanings
Benefits of Teeth Cleaning
There are plenty of reasons why you should visit our dentist office to get your teeth cleaned. Some advantages are as follows:
Tooth Loss Prevention
When plaque buildup is left unattended, it also results in gum disease which is a leading cause of tooth loss. If the gum disease spreads, the plaque starts spreading and may damage the bone support in the jaw.
Numerous studies have determined that there is a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleaning from our qualified dentist can result in reducing your risk of various diseases.
Bad Breath Prevention
Regular professional cleaning means improved oral health. Good oral health means fresh breath and a healthy mouth.
The stains on your teeth are typically caused by of tobacco usage, wine, tea, and coffee. However, these stains can be removed with the help of teeth cleaning which leaves your teeth polished, giving you a brighter and more beautiful smile.
Plaque, a white film that covers your teeth is one of the major reasons for tooth decay. This is an acidic substance which starts eating away the enamel. If it is not removed regularly, the buildup results in cavities. The teeth cleaning process performed by our dentist helps in eliminating plaque to prevent cavities.
The Process of Teeth Cleaning
If you are not familiar with the professional dental cleaning process, below you will find the different steps.
Our dentist will conduct an oral examination to determine the health of your gums and teeth. Problem areas will be identified further tests would be recommended if any issues are found. The dentist may also ask for your dental history and whether you have undergone a recent dental treatment. Once the examination has been done, the dentist will move on to start the process of teeth cleaning.
Removal of Tartar and Plaque
Any teeth cleaning process would start with the removal of tartar and plaque buildup. Our dentist will begin by targeting the larger deposits. This process might take longer if you haven’t gotten your teeth cleaned professionally in a while. Plaque is usually reduced with regular brushing and flossing, but it doesn’t completely get eliminated.
After the tartar and plaque have been removed, our dentist will start polishing your teeth using toothpaste.
Our dentist will start flossing your teeth. This step might feel unnecessary to you if you regularly floss your teeth, but it is actually important in the cleaning process. Flossing will help in removing any leftover debris and plaque that was missed in the first two steps of teeth cleaning.
Rinsing and Fluoride Application
Lastly, our dentist will rinse your mouth to eliminate leftover debris and start the fluoride treatment.
Frequency of Teeth Cleaning
Every person has certain consumption routine that impacts their oral health individually. Therefore, the suitable interval between each teeth cleaning can only be decided once our dentist carries out a thorough examination of your oral health.
What to Do After the Cleaning
Caring for your oral health shouldn't stop after a visiting our dental office, it should be ongoing. Our dentist will suggest at-home treatments to ensure your good oral health. Once you have your teeth cleaning done, it is important that you follow the aftercare advice and suggestions by our dentist.
Here are some tips that can help you in improving your oral health:
Teeth Brushing Tips
Our dentist recommends brushing your teeth twice a day.
Following are useful tips to brush your teeth effectively:
Keep your brush at a 45-degree against the gum line. Brush gently in the area where your gums and teeth meet.
Avoid harsh brushing as it can be harmful to both your gums and teeth.
Use the same brushing method all over your teeth.
Make sure you brush the back of both your top and bottom teeth.
Always brush your tongue, as well as the top of your mouth, in forward-sweeping motion to eliminate bacteria from the mouth.
Brush your teeth for 2 full minutes.
Our dentist recommends the use of dental floss at least once every day, but it is best to floss each time after you brush your teeth. Here are some useful tips for flossing:
The flossing strip should be about 18-inches long.
Ensure that you hold the strip tightly. The best way is to wind it around your middle fingers of both hands.
Always start by flossing your upper teeth and then move to the bottom.
Utilize your index finger to put the strip between your teeth. Avoid pushing hard as it can harm your gums.
Use the clean part of the floss strip for every other tooth.
Flossing regularly will help in ensuring your professional teeth cleaning and polishing processes last longer.
Proper mouth rinse is needed to remove any debris left after the regular teeth cleaning.
It is best to rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to leave it fresh and bacteria free.
Opt for a mouthwash that is both antiseptic and has fluoride.
You can rinse after or even before brushing.
Make sure you swish your preferred mouthwash for around 30 seconds.
It is important to get your teeth cleaned in order to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Book your appointment by calling , in , , and check out our quality services. Our dentist will answer all your concerns and questions to make your experience as comfortable as possible.