Teeth cleaning

A fresh, clean smile helps to boost your confidence and make you feel at ease. You should follow some basic oral hygiene practices. These include brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste and flossing once daily. These practices are essential and play a big part in keeping your mouth healthy.

However, did you know that it is not possible to get rid of plaque and tartar from every nook and cranny of your teeth? Since there is a connection between your dental and overall health, caring for your teeth and gums is all the more important.

We at Signature Smiles dental clinic recommend professional dental cleaning to ensure that your teeth and gums stay in perfect condition. This will give you the healthy and beautiful smile you have dreamed of.

A professional dental cleaning thoroughly removes plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth.

Benefits of Professional Dental Cleaning

Removes Plaque

Plaque is typically a colourless to whitish, soft and sticky layer that constantly forms on teeth. It is made up of billions of bacteria and can cause gum disease and cavities. Besides teeth, plaque builds up on soft tissues of the mouth like gums and tongue and on dental fillings, crowns and dentures. The bacteria in plaque produce harmful acids from the sugar in food and drinks. These acids destroy the outer hard covering of the tooth called enamel and cause tooth decay.

The plaque that builds along the gum line produces toxins that constantly irritate the gums leading to gum inflammation called gingivitis. Gums become swollen, red and bleed easily. If gingivitis is not treated with proper oral hygiene and dental cleaning, it can progress to gum disease called periodontitis. Gums and the underlying bone and supporting structures of the tooth are involved, which can cause the gum tissue to pull away from the surface of the tooth, making it easy for bacteria to enter into the deeper layers, leading to gum recession, exposure of the root of the tooth, formation of spaces, tooth movement and finally tooth loss.

Even with meticulous brushing and flossing at home, there can be some amount of plaque and bacteria left behind, which can only be removed by professional dental cleaning.

Removes Tartar

Plaque that is not removed from teeth combines with minerals from saliva to form a hard substance called tartar. This is also referred to as calculus. Tartar is rough in texture and attracts more plaque and bacteria. Unlike plaque, calculus cannot be removed through brushing and flossing, and special dental instruments are needed to get rid of it.

A brighter smile

Ugly stains on your teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. Teeth polishing during dental cleaning effectively removes stains to give you a bright smile.’

Fresh breath

The bacteria in the mouth produce compounds that cause bad breath or halitosis. It can take a toll on a person’s lifestyle. Dental cleaning is effective in getting rid of bad breath.

Early identification of dental problems

During teeth cleaning, the dentist is able to carefully explore your teeth and gums. This can help to detect early signs of gum disease as well as identify cavities hidden beneath the plaque and tartar.

Teeth Cleaning Procedure

Experienced dentists at Signature Smiles use a variety of special tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The cleaning instruments have dull vibrating tips with water jetting out. This water that comes out with force is what helps get rid of the debris.

Next, the teeth are polished using another set of instruments and a polishing compound to make them smooth and stain-free. The dentist will also advise you about hygiene methods that can be practiced at home.

If gum disease is severe, it may require deep cleaning. With the use of specialized devices, your dentist is able to reach deeper areas below the gum line, also known as the subgingival area, into the gum pockets and around the tooth root. The root surfaces are made smooth and free of plaque and tartar so that gums reattach to the tooth.

Cleaning is typically free of pain. But if you are suffering from severe gum disease with tender gums, it is possible that you might experience some discomfort. In such cases, our dental specialists use proper pain management techniques to make it a comfortable procedure. The entire process does not take long to complete. Your comfort is our top priority. We at Signature Smiles work hard to make sure you get a sparkling smile.

How Frequently Should Teeth Be Cleaned?

It’s important that you get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay. People with already existing gum disease might need cleaning more often to control the disease and halt its progression.

Dental specialists at Signature Smiles make it a priority to provide premium teeth cleaning in a cost-effective manner so that you leave our clinic feeling satisfied. They use gentle techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to make it a comfortable and painless procedure. The cost of dental cleaning depends on whether cleaning is needed mostly above the gum line or in deeper layers below the gum line.

The cost of deep teeth cleaning is higher than that of ordinary teeth cleaning since it is a more advanced process. Did you know that the cost of dental cleaning is much less compared to any other dental procedure? Since dental cleaning helps to catch disease early on, it will save you money on treatments that might be needed later on.

At Signature Smiles, all dental cleanings are performed by our qualified expert dentists. So, contact our dental clinic today to schedule your professional teeth cleaning appointment.

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Average Treatment Time : 20 mins

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Average No of sittings- 1

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