Regular visits to the dentist can prevent dental issues from developing. At Dental Brothers, we recommend that our patients visit our offices for a professional cleaning every six months.
Professional dental cleanings by a hygienist include services beyond what can be done at home with regular brushing and flossing. As a part of the dental cleaning, the hygienist removes plaque and tartar and then polishes your teeth.
Understanding the procedures involved in a professional cleaning allows our patients to feel comfortable during the process. Here is what you will experience during a dental cleaning, and how each step keeps your teeth in tip-top shape.
After the hygienist carefully looks over your teeth, he or she begins the cleaning by removing plaque, a film of bacteria that weakens tooth enamel. Plaque is sticky and troublesome. If left untreated, plaque causes cavities. Not only is plaque a threat to teeth, it is also harmful on gums. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, develops from toxins existing in plaque bacteria. The toxins cause gums to swell, resulting in tenderness.
Scaling and root planing is the process the hygienist uses to remove plaque and tartar. It involves using an ultrasonic tool to clean from the top of the tooth to the root.
When plaque sits on teeth for a long time, tartar – also known as calculus – is produced. Tartar forms from bacteria within plaque. This bacteria hardens, creating a thick yellow surface above or below the gumline.
Because of its color, tartar is easily detectable, but dental tools are required in order to remove it. In other words, for any tartar to be removed, you must visit your dentist. Scaling and root planing successfully removes tartar in challenging areas, which keeps it from worsening and affecting your gums.
Before and After of a clients professional dental cleaning appointment of tartar and build-up removal. Now that’s what we call CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL! Dental Brothers, Mesa, AZ
When the plaque is cleaned from your teeth and tartar is removed, your hygienist finishes the dental cleaning by polishing your teeth. This procedure also eliminates stains on the teeth. It also targets any left behind plaque.
Polishing makes your teeth whiter and healthier. During a polishing, the hygienist may also apply fluoride to your teeth. Fluoride strengthens the enamel that is constantly being weakened by plaque and sugars and acts as a defense against tooth decay. Polishing makes your teeth look their best.
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I have been a full time hygienist for 28 years and have a passion for the profession. I delight in helping educate and encourage patients about their oral health and overall wellness. Often I am complimented on providing dental hygiene services extremely thoroughly while utilizing a gentle touch. I am dedicated to career development and staying up to date on all the latest technology.
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There is nothing more attractive than a clean, confident smile. The Dental Brothers offer a Professional One Hour Cleaning Appointment for New Patients for just $25 (Patients without Insurance). The best part, you still get the best that dentistry has to offer along with the great savings.
We depend on our teeth for important daily activities like eating and speaking. At Dental Brothers, we know that having a healthy smile is important, so we recommend our patients visit us twice a year for regular and professional dental cleanings. Please make an appointment today!