It’s no secret that dental cleanings are essential. Not only do they remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, but they also help to prevent gum disease. In addition, dental cleanings can also help to detect oral health problems in their early stages.
But what exactly happens during a dental cleaning? And why are they so important? Here’s everything you need to know about dental cleanings:
During a dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. They will also floss your teeth and polish them with special toothpaste.
Dental cleanings are important because they remove the build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth, and tartar is hardened plaque. If left untreated, plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease.
Dental cleanings are also important because they allow your dentist to check for oral health problems in their early stages. For example, your dentist may notice signs of gum disease or oral cancer during routine cleaning.
Even if you brush your teeth daily, there are areas in the mouth that you cannot reach with your brush and over time plaque and tartar will build up in these areas. Additionally, your teeth can get stained by your diet and lifestyle habits. You will need a professional dental cleaning to restore your oral health.
Having your teeth cleaned periodically will:
A teeth cleaning is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. The first step is to remove any plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can build up on teeth and cause cavities. Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the teeth for too long. It can only be removed by a dental professional.
Next, the dentist will use a special toothbrush to clean your teeth. This brush is called an ultrasonic scaler, and it uses vibrations to remove any remaining plaque and tartar. The final step is to polish your teeth with special toothpaste. This will leave your teeth feeling smooth and looking shiny!
For further details, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Sara at Beaumaris Dental Care today. She will be more than happy to provide you with all the details you should know about teeth cleaning.