Oral Care: The Benefits of Dental Cleaning

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Dentists and even your parents encourage you to brush your teeth, but do you know this cleaning it is not enough?

Because no matter how often you floss and brush your teeth, tartar and plaque deposits can build up anyway.

For this reason, you must go for a professional cleaning. It is the only most effective way to remove once and for all these deposits.

You can prevent more severe problems in the future.

I know, you might be thinking that this can’t be true because you brush your teeth every morning, you use mouthwash and floss twice a day.

But still it is not enough, and nowadays you can take advantage of the advances in oral health technologies that now gives more options for a proper maintenance of your oral care.

Routinely-scheduled cleaning with your dentists throughout the year is essential for each member of your family.

And you could prevent gum diseases and another kind of issues related to tooth decay.

This special treatment will help you to eliminate superficial buildups like tartar or stains.

It is essential to add it to your routine.

The Teeth Cleaning

Your dentist in Clairemont will gently perform scaling with the purpose of removing the plaque from the surface of your upper and lower of your teeth.

Planning to smooth the tooth root by removing the infected tooth structure.

With professional laser teeth cleaning, is a popular alternative remove deposits of plaque.

Can kill harmful bacteria eliminating microbes around the teeth and gums though high-frequency sound waves.

It is performed by a dentist or dental hygienist.

First, they will do an oral test or examination to evaluate the health of your dental tissues.

After this step, the cleaning will take place using metal instruments o special tools to remove the tartar and calculus from each tooth surface.

An ultrasonic scaler is a hand-held instrument with a little tip that makes this high-frequency vibration.

This means that hardened deposits are broken up with the fast movement of this tip.

But don’t worry, the tip doesn’t cause any damage to your teeth.

Plus, you may feel little pieces of “something” in your mouth, don’t worry it is not a tooth, it is the plaque or calculus.

Steam of liquid will constantly be serving to cool the tip and also taking those pieces of plaque by washing them away.

There are different types of teeth cleaning.

All depends on the dentist you go with and the patient mouth. This means that it is different if the patient has a healthy mouth, gingivitis or periodontal disease.

If your gums are irritated, this can be due to the plaque buildup right in the gum line. This means that during the cleaning the gums can bleed slightly or even sore a little bit during the process.

Don’t worry about it, it’s still painless, and if you put your truth with us at Serena Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you have nothing to worry about.

Am I Going to Feel Pain?

Many people don’t feel any discomfort with the cleaning. But I have to say that maybe, just maybe you can feel something during cleaning.

Most of the times patients report that they actually enjoy the treatment. Especially if they got dramatically results when it is done.

So, if you haven’t had a cleaning in a while, it is time to consider it.

I can tell that the experience is amazing. Since your dentist is taking away all the tartar and all that “stuff” that is hardened now in your teeth and gums.

The sensation can be weird for you the first time because it can take you a few seconds to get used to it.

Here with us, you can find dental cleanings and also full reconstruction procedures.

We have everything you need to feel comfortable with your smile. We treat the most advanced dental treatments, including veneers, bridges and even All-On-Four and regular implants.

So if you think that going to the dentist it’s painful, you need to set an appointment with us. To see that going to the dentist never was so cool and painless.

We are leaders in the field, and we are going to help you to restore your smile if you let us.

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I Need to Do It Today?

You can receive a routine check-up here with us. First, it will be a great choice. Then we will help you understand the importance of an excellent dental care and how often you need to have a dental cleaning.

Your dental health it’s the most important thing for us.

Just remember that you must do this kind of professional cleaning at least every six months.

Why? Because it’s crucial to your health to remove all the bacteria that doesn’t come off with a regular toothpaste or toothbrush.

With this method, we prevent and avoid gum diseases that can lead to bigger problems.

We are talking about periodontal conditions and if you read these blogs often, you are going to remember that this type of disease can leave you with several missing teeth.

It is not reversible and it will cause a lot of damage in your mouth.

How Much Time Does It Take?


Well, as I said there are different kinds of cleaning.

Because everything depends on the patients’ needs. But most treatments are performed in around one hour or less, and the time can vary.

If you need a physical exam of your mouth, it can take more time.

This is part of the cleaning, but it is not the process yet. The dentist must find if your mouth is still healthy to proceed.

Then, dentist or hygienist uses a small mirror to look at your mouth and of course, your teeth. Searching for any sign of a gum disease, such as gingivitis.

After this little step, the dentist uses a scaler as I described before to get rid of tartar and all kind of deposits from your teeth. Perhaps you will hear the scraping or the buzzing sound of the instruments or tools used by your dentist.

And after you are free of tartar, you will enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Going to have a procedure done to a dental office may sound scary, but periodontal diseases are scariest.

Set an appointment today to have a professional cleaning and don’t forget to brush and floss at home at least twice a day.

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