Studies have shown that show patients who are consistent with dental teeth cleaning and dental checkup are more likely to have good oral health than the ones who ignore such dental visits. In addition to teeth cleaning, such dental visits can help identify dental issues even before they start to show symptoms, helping you avoid costly and potentially serious dental problems in the future.
Poor oral hygiene can also have severe implications for your cardiovascular well-being and general health and can affect your ability to eat well and digest your food, leading to severe nutritional and systemic problems.
Oral cleaning involves removing the plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth surfaces. It significantly reduces the chances of preventing cavities and gum diseases. Dentists recommend getting oral cleaning done at least once in six months.
Even if you brush and floss regularly, there are chances that many microbes could get deposited on the teeth, especially on the occlusal grooves and at the intersection of two teeth. They will go on to form tartar deposits, which would be filled with microbes releasing toxins when they feed on the food residues in the mouth. These toxins erode the enamel to form cavities or even cause gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis. Hence, it is important to get rid of them at regular intervals.
Teeth cleaning involves two main procedures - scaling and root planing.
Scaling:Here, your dentist uses an ultrasonic scaling device to remove the tartar deposits from the teeth surfaces. The metal tip of the device vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies, producing strong vibrations that dislodge the tartar.
Root planing: During this procedure, your dentist removes the tartar deposits from the tooth roots by inserting a scaling tip between the tooth root and gum tissues and scrape off the microbial deposits.
Dental cleaning typically involves the following:
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