Carrollton Advanced Family Dentistry

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Teeth cleaning are an important part of oral hygiene. Cleaning of teeth is to remove the dental plaque which is a bacterial film adhered onto the tooth surfaces.

People routinely clean their brush by brushing. Since dental hygiene is very important cleaning teeth by just tooth brushing won't be necessary as it's difficult to reach the cervix areas of teeth. The dental plaque tends to accumulate in these hard-to-clean areas which often neglected during tooth brushing.

Here comes the solution for Professional teeth cleaning. Professional cleaning which includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement (cleaning of accumulation of plaque and calculus is often done by the dental hygienist. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Tartar, a form of hardened dental plaque could only be removed this way. It is usually gets deposited in tooth color itself and not visible to you, causing your mouth with harmful bacteria.

Professional teeth cleaning involve:

  • Flossing
  • Removing tartar and plaque using specialized tools
  • Polishing
  • Applying fluoride

Plaque and tartar are not something we want to leave on teeth. Most dentists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning and examination are adequate. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. Professional cleanings and maintenance of the prosthesis allow us to identify problem areas and stop periodontal disease.