Dental cleaning is the process of removing the plaque and tartar from the teeth surfaces. At least once in six months, routine dental cleaning sessions are required to remove the microbes from the teeth. This helps to maintain optimum oral health and also significantly reduce the chances of developing cavities and gum diseases.
How is oral cleaning done?
When you visit our dental practice for an oral cleaning session, the dentist will thoroughly diagnose you and determine the procedures required. An oral cleaning can be distinguished into the following:
Scaling: Scaling is the process of removing the adhered plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. The dentist uses an ultrasonic scaling device for this purpose. It consists of a metal tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies, coupled with a jet of water to wash away the removed microbes and debris. When the vibrating metal tip is placed near the tartar deposits, it dislodges the accumulated microbial deposits. However, it doesn’t harm the structure of the tooth or erodes the outer enamel.
Root planing: The process of removing the plaque and tartar from the tooth roots is called root planing. This procedure is carried out using a hook-like scaling tip, which will be inserted between the tooth root and the gums. Since it could be slightly painful, the dentist may administer local anesthesia to numb the tissues. Along with removing the microbes, the scaling tip will be used to smoothen the surface of the tooth root and clean the gum pockets. It is prominently used as a treatment for gum diseases.
Need for oral cleaning
Dentists recommend oral cleaning sessions at least once in six months. Here’s why:
- No matter how well we brush and floss, microbes tend to get left behind on the teeth, especially around the hard to reach spots of the mouth. They have to be removed from time to time to ensure a healthy oral cavity.
- Tartar is one of the leading causes of cavities and gum diseases. Regularly removing it reduces the chances of enamel erosion or decay of gum tissues.
- Removing plaque and tartar enhances the breath. It can especially be helpful for patients with chronic bad breath conditions.
- The aesthetics of the teeth will be improved by getting rid of the dark tartar patches.
Ellis dentistry Co. provides the best oral cleaning service in the area. Are you thinking of getting your teeth cleaned? You are at the right place. In order to schedule an appointment with our top dentist in the town, please call us at (435) 628-6222 and visit our office at St. George, Utah. We will assist you further. We also serve areas of Middleton, Bloomington, Washington, and Santa Clara.