Preventive Dentistry & Teeth Cleaning

Preventive Dentistry aims to take care and properly manage your oral health, so you can safeguard yourself from excessive or unreasonable dental costs in the future. It emphasizes on the significance of combining good oral hygiene at home with chair-side consultation and counseling with a dentist in order to prevent tooth decay and other dental issues/conditions.

The ADA or American Dental Association actually recommends visiting the dentist for dental checkups twice a year for professional teeth cleaning and proper treatment of any developing oral issues. Keeping up with this recommendation helps a dental professional in treating a dental disease at an early stage, thus protecting your valuable smile and limiting your expenses in the future.

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning is typically done in a dental clinic by a dentist or a dental hygienist and mainly involves scaling your teeth and gumline to get rid of plaque and tartar, and polishing afterwards to smoothen the teeth’s surface. This is essential in keeping your teeth and gums in their healthiest condition, as well as preventing a bad breath/halitosis condition. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you may need a more thorough type of cleaning which is Scaling and Root Planing (sometimes referred to as Deep Cleaning).

Deep cleaning is also performed by a dentist/dental hygienist and may take more than one visit to the clinic. It often involves local anesthetic to minimize discomfort on a patient. The procedure starts with a thorough scaling of all plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar accumulations from your teeth. It is then followed by root planning, a procedure for smoothening your tooth roots’ surfaces to prevent plaque, bacteria, and tartar from re-adhering on the gumline. After the treatment, your gums are expected to heal and reattach themselves firmly once again.

AirFlow Cleaning and Prophylaxis

A spray of air and sodium bicarbonate and a water jet meet to quickly remove plaque and stains without pain. Much, much faster than conventional brushes, rubber cups, pastes and polishing strips, and much more thorough - without being abrasive. Plaque, soft deposits and discolorations disappear quickly and painlessly - even from very tiny areas.

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