Teath Cleaning

A tooth cleaning is the removal of plaque and tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, ideally in areas that are difficult to reach through routine tooth brushing. It is often done to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Normal procedures include tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement in case of accumulation of too much tartar. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

Overly vigorous or incorrectly performed brushing or flossing may cause injury to the gums. Improper or over-vigorous brushing may cause damage to tooth enamel, gingivitis, and make the gums sore and bleed. Dentists must instruct and demonstrate proper brushing flossing techniques.

Most dental professionals recommend having the teeth to be professionally cleaned every six months. For the treatment of dental and other oral disorders frequent cleaning and examination is required. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least twice every year. Good oral hygiene helps to reduce tartar build-up, gum diseases and cavities.