How often do you get teeth cleaning? Most of us neglect to take care of our oral health. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people around globe. Tooth decay, periodontal (gum) diseases occur due to poor oral health.
It is mandatory to have regular sessions with your dentist to get your teeth cleaned. Most of the dentists would advise you to come for the cleaning procedures once in every six months. We are not saying this since we have a hospital but saying as we care about you.
Teeth cleaning is highly safe, effective and of very low risk.
Physical examination of teeth & gums: Using a small concave mirror our dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums first for any signs of oral problems. These include inflamed gums, plaque, dark spots o teeth and tartar build up. This helps the hygienist know what to focus on during the cleaning. If any serious issues such as cavities or gum diseases are found, the hygienist most often inform our dentist for a more thorough examination.
Removing plaque and tartar around gums: Regular flossing at your home can stop the build-up of tartar. Our dental hygienist uses scaler, which is a small hooked tool used to remove plaque and tartar. These are accumulated around the gums. More the amount of tartar more scraping is done to get rid of it. There might be some scraping sound involved, but this is normal. Ultrasonic scaler is also used sometimes which produces gentle vibration and water for removing large deposits.
Polishing and Flossing: Our hygienist polishes the teeth and removes any strains using a handled electric tool with a rubber prophy cup attached and a gritty toothpaste. Patient can feel a slow grinding motion on teeth during this step. Flossing is done by our dentists to take care of the minute particles that might have settled in between your teeth.
Rinsing: It is advised you to rinse your mouth thoroughly to remove all the impurities that might have gathered.
Fluoride treatment: Often, patients can choose what flavour fluoride gel they like. This gel is then placed inside a mouthpiece that the patient must wear for approximately a minute.
Dear pal, it is nothing but in-depth cleaning of your teeth by us. So, you can proceed with your daily routine immediately. Those who suffer from sensitive teeth it is advisable to take some rest as they may feel some discomfort (tickling sensation).
Many dentists around globe suggests that every individual should get this treatment once a year. These treatments are most advisable for children who are more prone to cavities.
Irrespective of age and gender the treatment is safe for anyone. It involves prodding, cleansing and a mild jaw discomfort. Talk to our dentist to get rid of your fears and let us understand your needs. If you are a heart patient, do let the dentist know before so that some of the parts of the treatment may not be performed.
No, there are no side effects of teeth cleaning. You might have slight jaw discomfort as your mouth will be in an open state for an extended period. Patients who have sensitivity might feel minor zinging sensation in their teeth during the cleansing process. This pain is temporary and might disappear after few hours of the procedure.
It completely depends on person’s diet, hygiene. It is advisable and safe to have these treatments once every six months especially if you are a smoker or if you are someone who is addicted to caffeine. The treatment is mandatory for children too to keep their cavities under check.
The major alternative to this treatment is to do teeth cleaning by yourself at home. These including regular brushing, flossing and using mouthwash to maintain good oral hygiene. But it is easy, cheap highly effective to get teeth cleaning at Pradham dental.
These procedures and their goals are actually quite different. The primary goal of teeth cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth, in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The main objective of teeth whitening is to remove stains for cosmetic purposes. Teeth cleaning is important for the ongoing health of your teeth and gums, whereas teeth whitening procedures are purely cosmetic.
Professional teeth cleanings: Professional cleanings are typically performed by the expert our dental hygienists, who have been specially trained and licensed to clean and polish teeth. Our dentists generally recommend a thorough and professional cleaning every 6 months, though some patients may need cleanings more often if they are prone to decay or have a history of gum disease.
Tooth whitening: Teeth whitening is actually a group of procedures that can be conducted with the goal of yielding whiter, brighter teeth. Our expert dentists remove stains caused by coffee, red wine, smoking, and general exposure to food and plaque over a lifetime. These procedures do not have specific health benefits, but rather they are performed for cosmetic purposes.