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What Is A Dental Cleaning And What To Expect From It

What Is A Dental Cleaning? And What To Expect From It?

To reduce the risk of gingival disease or to prevent it from getting worse, your dentist may recommend that you have a dental cleaning to make your teeth really clean.

No matter how well you brush your teeth or floss, there are always hard-to-reach areas. A dental cleaning can help you have really clean teeth. Gingival disease is often caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque. The best way to eliminate it is by brushing your teeth twice a day. 

Dental Cleaning

However, no matter how well you clean your teeth, there will always be hard to reach areas that are hard to keep clean. In these areas the bacterial plaque can accumulate and become mineralized, forming a hard deposit known as calculi or tartar, which cannot be removed with brushing. If it is not removed, more plaque may accumulate around the teeth or even under the gum, which causes gingival disease to progress. To reduce the risk of gingival disease or to prevent it from getting worse, your dentist may recommend that you have a dental cleaning to make your teeth really clean.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Both your dentist and a dental hygienist can perform the cleaning. The first phase of “scraping” involves removing plaque and tartar deposits. An ultrasonic tool is often used to remove most of the scale and then other manual elements are used to scrape off any residue. The next phase is to polish the teeth so that the surface is really smooth. Although polishing removes stains and leaves teeth smooth and shiny, it is not just an aesthetic procedure. It also fix small imperfections and roughness of the tooth to prevent plaque from adhering to them. Your dentist will advise you how often you need to have a dental cleaning. It is important that you remember that a professional cleaning is a complement to a good oral health routine and you can never replace the two brushes a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

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