Scheduling regular teeth cleaning appointments is one of the best ways to protect your periodontal health. Teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar build-up while freshening the breath and provides specialist fluoridation treatment to help protect the teeth.

Through regular cleaning appointments, you can help protect your teeth from gum disease (periodontal disease), cavities, and other problems. It is also the ideal opportunity for your dentist to provide preventative care and treatment. To book your professional cleaning today, get in touch with Lasry Dental Clinic.

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Professional Cleaning in Beverly Hills

Most people should have their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. This will remove staining and plaque while also giving your dentist the chance to screen for periodontal disease and oral cancer. Those with diabetes are at higher risk of gum disease and should be vigilant of the potential damage.

Professional teeth cleaning should be used alongside regular brushing and flossing to help maintain oral health. During a professional deep cleaning procedure, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up. A fluoridation treatment will help to strengthen the enamel which can be weakened by diet and lifestyle choices. This will help to prevent periodontal disease, bad breath, and cavities.

Problems with your gums may present in different ways. If you notice that you spit blood when you brush your teeth, you should make an appointment with our office for a professional cleaning. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left unchecked. Healthy gums should be pink, firm, and free from swelling.

The teeth cleaning procedure

When you have your teeth professionally cleaned, the dentist will use specialist tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth. Your dentist or hygienist may use manual tools to scrape away the calculus, or an aerosol of water and fine grit may be used to blast away the build-up. The teeth are then polished using specialist tools. This is why a deep cleaning may also be known as a scale and polish service.

Once the teeth are clean, the next preventative step is to apply a layer of fluoride gel or wash to help remineralize the enamel. This helps to seal small holes that appear as the result of acidic foods and drinks. This step can also help to reduce sensitivity. Many patients choose to have their teeth deep cleaned before a teeth whitening procedure to enhance the results.

Teeth cleaning for nervous people

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist after a long time, a teeth cleaning service can help to get you back in the chair. A tooth cleaning procedure is not painful and can be less intimidating than a dental checkup. It also gives you a chance to check your gingival (gum) tissue and look for signs of cavities or infection.

If you are a nervous patient and would like more information about the procedure, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Teeth cleaning for dentures and implants

Some patients should have their teeth professionally cleaned more often, sometimes monthly. This includes patients with:

  • Denture
  • Bridge
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns
  • Braces

A dental restoration may require specialist cleaning that is difficult to complete at home. For example, you may need to clean under your bridge or between braces.

Gum disease can cause dental implants to fail, so it is important to be aware of this condition and follow the best practice advice for your situation. The elderly may also benefit from having their teeth cleaned professionally, sometimes as often as monthly.

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FAQ About Teeth Cleaning

A deep cleaning procedure will take around 30 minutes to complete. This will give your dentist the chance to remove plaque, check the areas of your mouth for signs of gum disease, and provide recommendations on how to care for your teeth in the future.

Plaque is a clear, sticky substance that cannot be seen. Tartar, or calculus, is a hardened plaque that can turn a brown or yellow color. Through regular teeth cleaning, you can remove some of this staining from the surface of your teeth, but it will not change the color of the underlying structure. If you are looking for whiter teeth, you will need to consider teeth whitening.

Some people experience increased sensitivity after their teeth cleaning appointment. Our recommendation is to switch to a sensitive toothpaste after your appointment to help protect your teeth. Over-the-counter medication such as Advil will help to minimize your discomfort.

Yes, teeth cleaning is an effective way to remove the cause of bad breath. By having your teeth cleaned professionally, even monthly in some cases, you can help to minimize the cause of bad breath. Your dentist can also offer advice on how to ensure you remove all debris when brushing and flossing.

While teeth cleaning is an effective way to change the appearance of your teeth, it is not the same as teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses different types of chemicals to penetrate deep into the tooth structure to lift the color and remove staining. Teeth cleaning is only concerned with the removal of surface stains.

No, the tools used will only remove plaque and tartar build-up and will not damage the structure below. Having your teeth professionally cleaned should help to keep your gums, teeth, and tongue healthy.