Dental cleanings are the routine preventive dentistry strategy that we follow at our dental office. A comprehensive cleaning is provided for new patients as well as for patients who visit for regular dental checkups. Periodic visits to the dentist’s office for cleaning sessions can drastically enhance the clarity and essence of your smile and ensure overall health.
Why do we recommend regular dental cleaning?
Teeth cleaning is an essential step to ensure healthy bones and gums. Research has found that patients who adhere to consistent and periodic dental checkups which include an oral examination and cleansing sessions are more likely to retain the health and aesthetics of the gums and teeth.
Dental cleaning is vital as it:
- Helps diagnose dental conditions that progress with time.
- Early detection helps to minimize potentially dangerous dental problems.
- Prevents nutritional imbalance as poor oral health can have an impact on the food you eat.
- Avoids the risk of attaining cardiovascular diseases and other severe health problems.
- Enhances the appearance and aesthetics of the smile.
What does a typical dental cleaning procedure involve?
A typical dental cleaning would involve removal of calculus, removal of plaque, and teeth polishing. A registered dental hygienist generally performs it. We take careful measures to ensure that the patient is in maximum comfort during a dental cleaning session.
A dental cleaning session would involve:
Removal of Calculus
Calculus is nothing but food debris that has got hardened with time. Calculus is generally found between two adjacent teeth. Due to its prolonged presence on the tooth surface, the calculus becomes a part of the tooth typically making it difficult to remove by conventional cleaning techniques. It requires the expertise of unique dental instruments and practice to remove calculus from the surface of teeth.
Removal of Plaque
Plaque is the accumulation of bacteria, food debris, and saliva. It helps in the build of bacterial colony inducing the chances of the periodontal attack on the gums. Removal of plaque can prevent the chances of gum disease, thereby maintaining oral health.
Teeth polishing helps remove stains and plaque that remains in spite of brushing and flossing.
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