Regular teeth cleaning is an essential part of your dental hygiene routine and here’s why.
1. Even The Best Brushing Can’t Substitute For Professional Cleaning
Even if you are brushing and flossing twice a day tartar can still form on your teeth. Tartar, which is a build of plaque on the teeth can only be professionally removed.
While your toothbrush probably does a good job of cleaning the surface of your teeth, tartar can still collect between your teeth, around your gum lines and under your gums.
Stains may also form on the surface of your teeth, as you eat and drink. These cannot be removed with regular brushing and will require a professional removal.
2. You Can’t See Everything That Goes In Your Mouth
Your mouth might look clean in the mirror but you can’t see in between your teeth, or in the corners of your mouth. A dental cleaning will get to all those hard-to-reach areas.
3. A Professional Cleaning Reduces Your Risk Of Gum Disease
A clean mouth is your best defence against the development of gum disease. Did you know that dental cleaning is considered a prophylaxis or preventive treatment? This is because it can protect you against the onset of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease
4. Screening for oral disease
Apart from preventing gum disease, regular teeth cleaning can also detect decay that may be developing below the tartar build up and also screen for more serious diseases such as oral cancer.
5. Dr Chandran Is A Periodontal Specialist
Having your teeth cleaned by a periodontal specialist gives you the advantage of a highly skilled professional inspecting your gums and teeth.
What Can You Expect During A Teeth Cleaning?
Your dental cleaning has been designed to remove tartar and plaque deposits from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains a lot of bacteria and often cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Dr Chandran will use specialised equipment to remove the tartar build up from your teeth. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to ensure it is free from tartar.
Once this has been done your teeth will be polished to brighten your smile.
How Often Should You Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
Ideally everyone should have a dental cleaning very 6 months. If it’s been longer than that since your last visit, please contact us for an appointment.