What is deep tooth cleaning
With most adult teeth missing from gingivitis rather than caries, regular deep cleaning treatment is essential to keeping your gums and teeth healthy. Regular visits to the dentist in combination with dental check-ups and care of teeth and gums at home will significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and your oral health.
What happens at the appointment?
Dentists offer a professional teeth cleaning service, a process called deep cleaning and polishing. During the appointment the specialist will perform a first examination of dental health. Subsequently :
• Will remove any plaque or stone from areas where brushing cannot reach
• Will perform polishing to remove any surface pigments from your teeth
• Offer personalized tips on how to maintain good dental health and demonstrate techniques you can use at home
Your dentist will also provide advice on nutrition and prevention of tooth decay.
How often should I do deep tooth cleaning?
Your dentist may recommend that you do regular deep cleaning every 3 to 6 months. The frequency of visits will be determined by your clinical needs, but also by your own personal desire to clean and polish your teeth regularly.
Your dentist may also recommend that you do a thorough cleaning before starting a complex dental treatment such as dental implants.
What are the benefits?
Good oral hygiene is vital to eliminate gingivitis and tooth decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Regular visits to the dentist take care to remove the hidden and inaccessible plaque and tartar from your teeth, removing rough surfaces that help create bacterial colonies and improve the health of your teeth and gums.
Dentists can also help you maintain brighter and whiter teeth. Deep cleansing and polishing, as well as AIR-FLOW treatment are cosmetic treatments that can remove surface pigments, leaving you with a fresher, brighter smile.
What is AIR-FLOW?
AIR-FLOW® is a cleaning technique that gently cleans and smoothes teeth using non-abrasive technology. Removes plaque, stains and discoloration using a combination of water, compressed air and fine dust particles.
Innovative spray technology can access all areas that are difficult to access and that are not compatible with the traditional scale. It effectively removes the harmful biofilm that develops when dental plaque is colonized by bacteria, but leaves the surface of your teeth intact.
AIR-FLOW® treatment can be repeated regularly and is suitable for both adults and children.