Teeth cleaning is important for maintaining your oral health. A combination of regular visits to your hygienist and good oral hygiene at home will help you keep your smile happy and healthy.
Nothing beats that clean teeth feeling you get after visiting the hygienist. And it will help keep your oral health on the right track!
Teeth cleaning is when plaque and tartar is removed to prevent cavities and gum disease.
It’s important to keep your teeth clean to help prevent future and more expensive issues. The best way to keep your teeth clean is with good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to your hygienist.
Our hygienists are highly trained on educating patients on the most effective ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy. When you visit your hygienist for teeth cleaning, they will examine your mouth to assess the health of your teeth and gums and check for any signs of disease. They will then perform a dental hygiene clean to remove bacteria and plaque. Once the plaque/bacteria has been removed, your teeth will be polished, leaving them feeling smooth and clean and help reduce bacteria sticking to them.
Your hygienist will then show you how to care for your teeth at home. They will advise you on all aspects of dental hygiene, including the use of toothbrushes and dental floss.
In some cases, you may require a deeper clean which is usually performed by your hygienist to treat advanced gum disease. It’s usually performed on someone who hasn’t had regular hygiene appointments. The process of deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planning. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from your tooth surfaces and from the pocket area between teeth and gums. Root planning involves using a special instrument to remove stubborn tartar and plaque from the surface of the roots of your teeth.
If your hygienist gives you advice about daily dental care like teeth brushing techniques and how often you should floss, write it down. It takes time to build a new habit – some say 21 days or more. In the meantime, here’s a handy idea. Stick your note about your new dental care routine on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder.