We are only given one set of adult teeth for life, it is important we look after it. Brushing and flossing is not enough, regular visits to your dentist and hygienists for teeth scaling and oral health education are necessary to maintain a good oral health.
Bacteria, tartar and plaque can build up and hide beneath the gums where we can’t reach. This build up can harden and irritate your gums, causing gum disease.
Your hygienist can also help you choose the best oral care products based on their assessment.
Keeping your oral hygiene up to standard means better breath, better oral health, less dental complications and a beautiful smile all year round.
It is recommended to visit your dental hygienist at least twice a year.
Teeth cleaning, often referred to as dental hygiene, is a fundamental process aimed at the meticulous removal of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This essential procedure serves to prevent the development of cavities and gum disease.
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and clean, healthy teeth play a pivotal role in making a positive impression. Beyond aesthetics, teeth cleaning is vital for several reasons:
Regular teeth cleaning removes plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that accumulates on your teeth. If not addressed, plaque can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Oral hygiene is closely tied to fresh breath. Proper teeth cleaning eliminates odor-causing bacteria, ensuring your breath stays minty fresh.
Gingivitis and periodontitis can be painful and lead to tooth loss. Teeth cleaning prevents these conditions by removing harmful bacteria and tartar buildup.
Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral hygiene. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brush for at least two minutes, ensuring you reach every tooth surface.
Flossing is crucial for removing food particles and plaque from between your teeth and along the gumline. Use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean those hard-to-reach areas.
An antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwash can be a valuable addition to your teeth cleaning routine. It helps kill bacteria and strengthen your teeth.
Regular visits to your dentist for professional cleanings are essential. Dental professionals use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing might miss.
Ultrasonic dental cleaning is a cutting-edge dental hygiene technique that employs ultrasonic scalers to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth. This technology utilizes high-frequency vibrations to dislodge and break down these deposits, making the cleaning process highly effective and efficient.
Ultrasonic dental cleaning is recommended in several scenarios:
If you have a substantial amount of tartar or stains on your teeth that require removal, ultrasonic cleaning is a suitable option.
Gum Disease Treatment
For individuals with advanced gum disease, ultrasonic cleaning, in combination with other treatments, can help alleviate the condition.
Ultrasonic cleaning is often preferred for those with sensitive teeth, as it's a gentler process compared to traditional manual scaling.
In some dental practices, ultrasonic cleaning is the preferred method for routine cleanings due to its efficiency and precision.
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In certain cases, individuals may require a deeper level of teeth cleaning, typically necessitated by advanced gum disease or a lack of regular dental hygiene appointments. This deep cleaning procedure is known as scaling and root planing.
Scaling: Involves the removal of plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and the pockets between teeth and gums.
Root Planing: Utilizes specialized instruments to eliminate stubborn tartar and plaque from the root surfaces of teeth.
At Auckland Family Dental, we are committed to ensuring your oral health reaches its optimal condition. Our teeth cleaning services, along with our expert guidance, will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to keep your smile radiant and your oral health exceptional.
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