Professional tooth cleaning

Dental care everyday

Everybody knows that it is very important to to look after our teeth regurarly (at least twice a day) by brushing and flossing to keep the teeth healthy and clean. Maintaing a good oral hygiene is essential no matter what age you are, not just for your teeth but for your general health as well. Our oral health condition has an effect on our entire body's general health and well-being. Poor dental health can lead to dental (tooth decay, gum disease, infection), medical problems (heart disease, stroke) and it can shorten our life.

We are happy to provide with information about the professional tooth cleaning.

Professional tooth cleaning

Unfortunately having our teeth cleaned everyday sometimes not enough. Most of the dentists recommend to have your teeth professionally cleaned reguralry. (receiving a professional teeth cleaning twice a year can keep your mouth healthy)

Learning how to brush and floss our teeth correctly is a key to prevent the build up of deposits. Our specially trained dental hygienests can instruct you how to improve the way you look after your gum and teeth at home.

They can also teach you the basic rules: The length of brushing (to give enough attention to each tooth to make the brushing effective) and how to brush your teeth gently in small circles to clean them properly. Our dental professionals can also help you to choose the right toothpaste, tooth brush and oral rinses.

During a dental professional tooth cleaning our dental hygienist removes the tough deposit from your teeth that may develop even with careful everyday brushing and flossing. (especially in areas that are difficult to reach)

Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned at least once every 12 to 24 months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays. However, in between cleanings by a dental hygienist, good oral hygiene is essential for preventing cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour. If the scale, or calculus is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.