A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can actually have positive effects on your overall oral hygiene. People who have regular practice of maintaining a good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques typically do not experience discomfort during a cleaning. However, those who neglect their oral hygiene habits may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. Have a look below we have tried to explain the dental cleaning process.
Plaque and tartar congregate near your gum line and between your teeth which if left untreated can lead to gum disease and cavities. During dental cleaning process the dentist will remove the plaque and tartar by doing teeth scaling. It’s not painful but a little uncomfortable but your dentist will see to it that you are informed about the procedure. Your dentist in Calgary also uses Ultrasonic instruments to gently but effectively loosen up large pieces of tartar. Simultaneously, it sprays a cool mist of water to wash away the small debris as they come loose. Larger pieces of tartar once removed, dentists usually change from ultrasonic instruments to finer hand tools
Removal of plaque and tartar is necessary as it only causes minor discomfort otherwise if you don’t get it cleaned then you may have to go through more painful treatment like root canal.
Teeth polishing is performed after scaling. Polishing is the process of making the surface of the teeth smoother and makes your teeth shinier and brighter. Once your teeth are plaque-free, the dentist uses a high-powered electric brush to removes any residual tartar.
The last step in the cleaning process is a fluoride treatment. Here a foamy gel is put into a pan and onto your teeth to sit for a one minute. It’s a foamy gel and it acts as a protectant for your teeth to help fight cavities.
Take care of your oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing. Reduce you intake of sugary drinks and foods. Visit a dentist in every 6 months.