Regular dental cleaning is extremely important in order to maintain good oral health. Regular professional dental cleaning at the clinic can help you remove plaque and tartar that develops on and in between your teeth that is impossible to remove by daily brushing and flossing. It is highly recommended that you visit us and have a professional dental cleaning every six months.
Dental cleaning takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the condition of the teeth and the time since the last clean. Most of the time, this procedure is rather painless and causes very little sensitivity to the teeth.
Professional dental cleaning involves two core steps of scaling and polishing. Teeth are first scaled to remove tartar and plaque build-up. This is usually done with an ultrasonic scaler or manually with a hand instrument. Thorough scaling also involves scaling the in between teeth and near the gums to remove tartar that has built up there where it is hardest to reach. When the scaling is done, the teeth are then polished to remove any remaining plaque as well as stains on the teeth.
Finally, a Fluoride gel is applied to the teeth to help restore the mineral content in the enamel, thereby adding protection from decay as well as reducing sensitivity.