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Top 10 Tips for Getting Professional Teeth Cleaning

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Flossing and brushing can only eliminate so much plaque and tartar from your mouth! There are remote areas between teeth where the toothbrush bristles can’t quite reach. It is therefore imperative to ensure that you get your teeth get cleaned at-least twice a year by a professional dentist. This is the surest way of getting rid of any remnants in the mouth and any hardened tartar.

With this tartar and plaque removed from the surface of teeth and gums, chances of getting oral infections and other dental complications. Here at Vita Dental Spring, we always advise our clients to get their teeth professionally cleaned by us at least twice in a year.

If you are looking to get your teeth cleaned professionally by us here at Vita Dental Spring, then here is what to expect. These are some of the tips which will help you understand the cleaning process properly and prepare adequately. Here are the top 10 tips for getting professional teeth cleaning;

Top 10 Tips for Getting Professional Teeth Cleaning

Research appropriately before going in for the procedure

This sounds pretty insignificant but it is very important to acquaint yourself with knowledge on what professional tooth cleaning entails. Understanding this will help you prepare adequately and make the most of the entire procedure.

Book an appointment in advance

Although professional cleaning is an outpatient procedure, it is wise to book an appointment with your dentist in advance. Sometimes you might walk in and your dentist will be too busy for the procedure and you might be turned away and forced to come back at a later date.

Ensure that you let your dentist to know about any of your complications before the cleaning

If you have any dental complication which you think your dentist should know before the cleaning procedure, then ensure that you let them know in advance. If you have any cavities, cares or periodontal diseases, make sure your dentist knows so that the dentist will know how to handle the situation when cleaning your teeth.

You can get your teeth cleaned even if you have braces

If you have braces and are looking to get your teeth cleaned professionally, don’t hesitate to tell your dentist. People with braces can get their teeth cleaned just like those without. The difference is the amount of care needed during the procedure.

Expect comprehensive examination of your teeth before they are cleaned

If you walk through our offices here at Vita Dental Spring looking to get your teeth cleaned, then expect us to examine your teeth first before we can commence the cleaning process. This examination is aimed at determining any complications in the mouth and come up with a strategy on how to clean the teeth.

Expect X-rays during the examination before the cleaning commences

X-rays are used to take images of their patient’s mouths to check for the presence of lodged food particles in the mouth and any cracks on the teeth. Whatever naked eyes miss, then x-rays will most certainly pick up.

Expect us to use an ultrasonic scaler to scrape off the dirt from teeth

An ultrasonic scaler uses vibrations to extricate huge pieces of calculus deposits/tartar. The vibration goes alongside with spraying a mist of water on the teeth. This is done to wash away the debris and avoid re-sticking it to the teeth. It also prevents the area from heating up and becoming uncomfortable.

Expect some other handheld tools throughout the procedure

There are hand-held mouth mirrors which assist dentists to see tartar deposits or even some signs of decay. For small and soft tartar deposits, dentists use curettes which are also characterized by pointed tips, to scrape away tartar and plaque from teeth surface. Just like scalers, curettes have rounded ends and they are used to clear tartar deposits underneath the gums.

Polishers will give you the sparkling smile you have always desired

After successful plaque removal and tartar lurking in patient’s mouth, polishing of teeth takes place. This is done to make them look shiny and bright. Polishers can be slow-speed rotary tools which buff away the uneven areas on teeth. The rotary tools are usually drills which are replaced with a very soft rubber cup.

The rubber cup is filled with a special tooth polishing paste known as Prophylaxis paste. The paste tastes like mint flavored mud and also feels like gritty toothpaste. After filling the rubber cup, the dentist starts it up, and then selectively place the spinning rubber on your teeth surface to polish it. The aftermath is an even and smooth surface of teeth.

Keep brushing and flossing even after the teeth have been cleaned

Now that Vita Dental Spring has cleaned your teeth professionally, you shouldn’t stop brushing and flossing as before. If you do, the tartar and plaque will accumulate again in no time.

Choose Vita Dental Spring for the best tooth cleaning services in Spring Texas

If you are looking for the best orthodontist to offer high quality cleaning services, then look no further than Vita Dental Spring’s way. We offer high quality dental cleaning and other dental services at very affordable rates. Give us a call today and we will provide more information on our services.

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