Professional cleaning involves the removal of plaque and calculus. Plaque is a thin layer of film that forms on the teeth. It is made up of bacteria from food and saliva. The bacteria in plaque, if left neglected, feeds on away at the enameled surface of the enamel and may cause enamel decay, inflammation of the gums, periodontitis (gum disease), and خرید دستگاه جرمگیر دندانپزشکی even enamel loss. When plaque has been left on the teeth and hardens, it becomes calculus, which forms on the teeth and teeth above the teeth line. Calculus can only be removed using professional dental instruments.
Professional cleanings may be done by a dentist or Registered Dental Hygienist (RDA). A Dental Admin may also be present during your appointment. During routine cleanings, dentists do not use any intrusive tools such as soccer pratice drills, and there is nothing to be nervous about. The treatment should only take around half an hour, and may add the following:
Climbing: Your dentist or hygienist uses a dental scaler and other hand-held instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. The deposits will be carefully scraped off the teeth, and cleansed and suctioned away with an air-water syringe.
Enamel polishing: The removal of unsightly stains and plaque that was not removed during scrubbing or climbing. The dentist or RDA will likely use an ultrasonic instrument that moves continually in circular movements to remove the stains. This might create a slight “tickling” sensation, but should not be uncomfortable. The air-water syringe will be used to suction away excess saliva and water. If there is a lot of plaque and tartar build-up, the polishing may take longer than normal. After the polishing, enamel will often have a smooth, clean feeling.
Root planning: Root planning may be necessary if gums have either begun to recede or if calculus has built up around the roots of the teeth. Much like with climbing, ultrasonic instruments will be used to remove plaque and debris from the teeth, providing a deep cleansing effect.
Application of fluoride: After the cleaning is complete, the dentist or RDA gives you a fluoride treatment. Fluoride foam or gel is applied topically to the teeth, usually approximately 30 seconds. It is sometimes fond of the person as a rinse, how the patient would swish around in their mouth like mouthwash and then spit out. The fluoride helps to strengthen and protect enamel from cavities and decay. The dentist will ask you not to eat or drink anything immediately after the fluoride treatment has been applied.
It is a good idea to book an appointment for a professional dental cleaning every six months as a protective measure. Plaque and tartar build-up will be carefully taken off your teeth, providing them with a deeper clean than simply scrubbing and flossing. It will likewise give you to be able to touch base with your dentist about any dental health concerns you may have, and to puppy nip and potential problems in the bud early on.