Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Regular dental cleaning is an important part of dental care. But as a first-timer, you probably wonder how professional teeth cleaning differs from your daily brushing and flossing. Even for someone who visits the dentist regularly for cleaning, you might fail to know what the whole procedure entails. This article will help you understand this procedure better so that you can prepare adequately.
Initial Oral Examination
The first thing a dentist does is examine your teeth and gums. This will entail the use of a mirror and a hooked tool to get a better angle of every tooth. At this point, the dentist inspects the teeth for any symptoms of dental problems. For example, they may spot cavities, inflamed gums, or signs of tooth decay. If the dentist discovers any issues, they will proceed with caution as they clean the teeth. In addition to a visual examination, your dentist may also examine your mouth with a digital X-ray machine. This examination provides a view of the skeletal state of your mouth.
Plaque Removal and Intense Cleaning
After inspection of the mouth, the dentist proceeds to do dental scaling, a process that involves the removal of persistent plaque. This involves the use of a dental scaler. The time taken during scaling is based on the amount of plaque and tartar buildup.
After all the plaque is removed, the dentist will perform deep cleaning and polishing. Here, the dentist uses a special electric toothbrush and polishing toothpaste. It's a powerful brush that can clean the teeth and gums with detail. On the other hand, the toothpaste is granulated; this enables it to scrub the teeth, leaving them clean and polished.
Deep Flossing and Oral Flush
Like you normally do at home, the dentist will floss between your teeth and gums to go through all the spots you might have missed during your daily flossing. Then, they will rinse your mouth using a small water spray-nozzle. After that, they will use a small suction hose to suck the water from your mouth. This removes toothpaste, plaque, or particle residue, ensuring a clean mouth.
Fluoride Treatment and Final Inspection
Before cleaning is complete, your dentist can perform a fluoride application. This entails the application of fluoride paste or gel on your teeth for some time until it is well absorbed. The excess is then rinsed off. This process protects your teeth against cavities. You will be advised not to eat or drink anything for some time to allow the fluoride to absorb fully.
Frequent professional teeth cleaning is vital in the maintenance of proper oral hygiene. A proficient dentist will perform an excellent dental cleaning procedure that will leave your mouth sparkling clean.Share
13 July 2022