Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning

A fresh clean smile helps to boost your confidence and make you feel at ease. Brushing and flossing daily are vital and a big one part of keeping your mouth healthy. But it is not possible to get rid of plaque and tartar from every nook and cranny of your teeth. Since there is a connection between your dental and overall health, caring for your teeth and gums is all the more important. So Signature Smiles dental clinic recommends professional dental cleaning to ensure that your teeth and gums stay in perfect condition for a healthy and beautiful smile.

A professional dental cleaning, also called dental prophylaxis, involves a thorough removal of plaque and tartar build up from your teeth.

Benefits of professional dental cleaning

Removes Plaque

Plaque is typically a colorless to whitish, soft and sticky layer that constantly forms on teeth. It is made up of billions of bacteria and can cause gum disease and cavities. Besides teeth, plaque builds up on soft tissues of the mouth like gums and tongue as well as on dental fillings, crowns and dentures. The bacteria in plaque produce harmful acids from the sugar present in food and drinks. These acids destroy the outer hard covering of the tooth called enamel and cause tooth decay.

The plaque that builds along the gum line produces toxins that constantly irritate the gums leading to gum inflammation called gingivitis. Gums become swollen, red and bleed easily. If gingivitis is not treated with proper oral hygiene and dental cleaning, it can progress to gum disease called periodontitis. Gums and the underlying bone and supporting structures of the tooth are involved; which can cause the gum tissue to pull away from the surface of the tooth making it easy for bacteria to enter into the deeper layers, leading to gum recession, exposure of root of the tooth, pocket formation, tooth mobility and finally tooth loss.

Even with meticulous brushing and flossing at home there can be some amount of plaque and bacteria left behind which can be only removed by dental cleaning.

Removes Tartar

Plaque that is not removed from teeth combines with minerals from saliva to form a hard substance called tartar which is also referred to as calculus. Tartar is rough in texture and attracts more plaque and bacteria. Unlike plaque, calculus cannot be removed through brushing and flossing and needs special dental instruments to get rid of it.

A brighter smile

Ugly Stains and discolorations can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. Teeth polishing during dental cleaning effectively removes stains to give you a bright smile.

Fresh breath

The bacteria in the mouth produce compounds that cause bad breath or halitosis. It can take a toll on a person’s lifestyle. Dental cleaning is effective to get rid of bad breath.

Early identification of dental problems

During teeth cleaning the dentist is able to carefully explore your teeth and gums. This can help to detect early signs of gum disease as well as identify cavities hidden underneath plaque and tartar.

Teeth Cleaning Procedure

Experienced dentists at Signature Smiles use a variety of special tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth; that is present above as well as below the gum line. The cleaning instruments have dull vibrating tips with water jetting out that gets rid of the debris.

Next, the teeth are polished using another set of instruments and polishing compound to make them smooth and stain free. You are also advised about proper home hygiene methods.

If gum disease is severe, it may require deep cleaning. With the use of specialized devices, your dentist is able to reach deeper areas below the gum line, also known as subgingival area, into the gum pockets and around the tooth root. The root surfaces are made smooth and free of plaque and tartar so that gums can reattached to the tooth.

Cleaning is typically free of pain. But if you are suffering from severe gum disease with tender gums it is possible that you might experience some discomfort. In such cases proper pain management techniques are used by our dental specialists to make it a comfortable procedure. It takes around 30-45 minutes for the entire process. Your comfort is our top priority. So while you relax and watch TV, your teeth will be cleaned and you will get a sparkling smile.

How frequently should teeth be cleaned?

It’s important that you get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay. People with already existing gum disease might need cleaning more often to control the disease and halt its progression.

Dental specialists at Signature Smiles make it a priority to provide high standard teeth cleaning in a cost effective manner so that you leave our clinic feeling satisfied. They use gentle techniques and state-of-the art equipment to make it a comfortable and pain less procedure. The cost of dental cleaning depends on whether cleaning is needed mostly above the gum line or in deeper layers below the gum line. Deep teeth cleaning cost is higher than ordinary teeth cleaning; since it is a more elaborate and advanced process. The cost of dental cleaning is much lesser compared to any other dental procedure. Since dental cleaning helps to catch disease early on, it will save you money on treatments that might be needed later on.

At Signature Smiles all dental cleanings are performed by our qualified expert dentists. So contact our dental experts today to schedule your professional teeth cleaning appointment.

 

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