Cleaning your teeth well at home is an important part of a successful oral hygiene routine. Combining regular brushing and flossing (or an oral irrigator) along with a routine visit to the dental office every 6 months will keep your smile healthy and will protect your teeth from cavities and gum disease. The dentist uses professional tools, such as the ultrasonic, to remove plaque, tartar, stains and bacteria build-up that accumulate over the six months period. Going to your dentist at twice a year will help ensure a beautiful healthy long lasting smile.
What is involved in a professional Dental Cleaning?
During a professional dental cleaning the dentist will use a variety of instruments to gently clean your gums and the surface of your teeth. The dentist will first use an ultrasonic; this machine vibrates to gently loosen and remove plaque, stains, and tartar from your teeth and gums. Afterwards, to make sure teeth are perfectly clean, the dentist will gently scrape to make sure any additional plaque and tartar is removed. Finally, the dentist will polish your teeth with a special kind of toothpaste that polishes and cleans your teeth. Then the dentist may floss your teeth to make sure their surface feel perfectly smooth and clean.