A beautiful smile begins with having a good set of teeth
During your dental check up, the dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Any areas that need special attention will be noted and addressed during the treatment.
Here’s what you can expect from a routine dental cleaning service, which often involves the two part process of scaling and polishing:
Using airflow prophy jet, the treatment will begin with
removing any stubborn stains that may have built up over time.
Scaling and polishing range from simple to complex, and the treatment process is usually gentle and painless.
For the simple version, your teeth will be professionally cleaned using special equipment and pastes that gently glide over your enamel, removing all the plaque and tartar built-up in the areas that are hard to reach using a toothbrush.
For complex scaling and polishing, besides more time being spent to remove the plaque and/or tartar build up on all your teeth - any additional risk factors will be highlighted and addressed during the treatment plan.
If the teeth are not properly cleaned and maintained, it will result in the following problems:
Scaling and Polishing is important to minimise the risk of developing further tooth decay that will pose a problem for your general oral health. If required, you will need to visit the dentist for regular cleaning sessions and additional treatments to get your teeth and gums healthy again.
Once the scaling and polishing treatment is completed, your dentist will use a teeth model to demonstrate how to care for and maintain good oral hygiene at home. This includes the right technique to brush and floss, making both a regular habit, so that your teeth remain free from plaque in the future.
Most people find dental cleaning to be a very relaxing experience. You recline in a comfortable chair with protective eye wear as the scaling and polishing begins.
For any specific hygiene needs, it is recommended that you come in for regular oral hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.