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What Is Dental Cleaning?

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Dick Hikade, DDS
What Is Dental Cleaning?Dental cleaning is a procedure that helps to improve oral health. A dentist performs dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar to protect the teeth from cavities and gum diseases. While you can clean your teeth at home using a toothbrush and toothpaste, everyone needs deep teeth cleaning that only a professional can provide. Continue reading and learn what to expect during dental cleaning.

Oral Examination

The main goal of dental cleaning is to ensure that the gums, teeth, and entire mouth is free from food residues and bacteria buildup. That's why a dentist performs an oral examination to check the mouth's condition. An oral examination may involve X-rays to give the dentist a good view of the gums, teeth, and jawbone. The professional may also check the mouth for signs of gum disease and tooth decay. This makes it easier to treat oral issues before they progress.

Deep Cleaning

While you can remove dental plaque at home, it can be challenging to eliminate the plaque that is along the gum line and between the teeth. Also, removing plaque that has hardened to tartar is difficult. It can only be performed by an experienced dentist. Deep cleaning is more thorough than doing it yourself. This is because the dentist uses special equipment like a scaler to remove plaque and tartar.

Teeth Polishing

In most cases, teeth polishing pairs with deep cleaning. While it helps to keep the teeth shiny, it also makes the teeth' surface smooth to prevent plaque. Plaque and tartar are more likely to build up on rough surfaces. That's why teeth polishing is always recommended after deep cleaning. It is good to note that teeth polishing does not whiten the teeth. It will only make your teeth look brighter, smoother, and cleaner.

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Dick Hikade, DDS at Sunnyside Dentistry has created this informative blog to help educate the community about dental concerns.
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