A regular clean with a Dentist or a Hygienist is very effective at removing staining, plaque and calculus (tartar) and can produce far better results than home cleaning . Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) can be performed during your regular Dentist appointments. Of course, you need to let the staff know when you are making an appointment.
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible bacterial film that forms on the teeth. Plaque turns into tartar and tartar creates a rough surface that harbours bacteria. The bacteria release toxins that irritate the gums and inflammation is the beginning of the gum disease.
Your Dentist removes any plaque or tartar deposits from your teeth including those areas that could not be reached through normal tooth brushing or flossing.
Finally, Teeth polishing removes stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and leaves your teeth surface clean and smooth, making it difficult for bacteria to survive.
Your gums should not feel swollen or bleed when brushing or flossing. Those are the signs that your gums need to be evaluated as you could be suffering from gingivitis, or gum disease. In these cases, your dentist may recommend deep cleaning. Deep cleaning can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth.
Deep cleaning is a non-surgical procedure which removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Deep cleaning is also called Scaling & Root Planning. The dentist numbs your mouth and goes slightly below the gum line to clean areas your floss can’t reach. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. The plaque and tartar are removed from the pockets in between your teeth and your gums.
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