Dental Cleaning Tijuana
Getting a dental cleaning may be one of the best things you do for your oral health. Though brushing your teeth and flossing is very important for maintaining the health of your mouth, it is best to turn to a professional for additional help in keeping your mouth clean and free from potential problems. In fact, there is no way to prevent the buildup of plaque unless you work with a dentist for this cleaning process.
How is a Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning, the dentist will use specialized equipment to remove the built-up plaque around and under your teeth. In nearly all situations, this substance develops on the outer layer of the teeth. It happens because of the breakdown of sugars in the mouth. In short, when you eat, the mouth begins to break down those substances. The food particles left behind can become easy food for the bacteria living in your mouth. You will not get rid of all of the bacteria in your mouth, but you can see significant improvement with regular brushing.
However, it is impossible to remove it all with brushing. As a result, the bacteria build onto the teeth forming a layer of plaque, a hard substance that breaks down the enamel of the teeth. Over time, this layer can get very heavy, and it can push apart the teeth as it spreads downward. Eventually, the bacteria can attack the gums, and this allows plaque to go even lower, under the teeth to the roots. This can worsen into periodontal conditions or even tooth loss.
With the aid of a dentist, though, it is possible to remove a great deal of the plaque from the teeth. In doing so, it is possible to give the gums the ability to heal and to allow the overall oral health level to improve. Even more important, this process can help you to avoid any type of complication, including the loss of your teeth. The specially designed tools work to remove the plaque without damaging the structure of the teeth. That’s critical when it comes to maintaining oral health.
What is deep cleaning or curettage?
Dental curettage basically involves scraping the surfaces of the roots of the teeth made with instruments called scalers. This aim scraping removes tartar that accumulates on the surfaces, for then to isolate them and free them of impurities.
Curettage, is it painful?
Depending on the depth of periodontal pockets, the amount of plaque accumulated on the surface of the root and the patient’s sensitivity may need professional anesthetize the area to make the process less annoying.
Why is the deep cleaning needed?
Periodontal disease affects the supporting structures of the tooth, and it will start to move as the damage progresses. The problem with periodontitis is that often symptoms do not appear until the situation is really severe. Unfortunately, the damage to the structures that support the teeth is difficult to reverse. The good news is that if we catch the disease early, its progression can be halted and in some cases, we can improve it.
Dental cleaning is not something to avoid and it really is not an option. In fact, it can be a vitally important tool for improving your oral health. However, those who struggle with problems or complications related to plaque may still be able to get help. Dentists can use ultrasonic products to remove even the worst of it. This leads to a healthy mouth as well as a white smile that you can be proud of. Do not put off getting help for these conditions any longer and see results.
How often should a teeth cleaning be done?
Although the average is every 6 months, the time between a professional teeth cleaning and the next one is personalized, since some patients have the need of getting their cleanings done more often.
What does a dental cleaning consist of?
It consists of the removal of the calculus (hard substance adhered to the teeth) using a dental ultrasound and a prophylaxis or dental polishing to eliminate the dentobacterial plaque (soft substance) from all the teeth’s surfaces
Will teeth look whiter with a dental cleaning?
Usually another treatment is needed to whiten your teeth: dental clearing or whitening. Although in some cases with the professional dental cleaning we can remove stains from your teeth and then they will look whiter than before.
Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements needed for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.