There are so many reasons why one may need to visit a dentist, from a cavity to a root canal or braces, but many people fail to realize that most dental issues can be avoided by taking good, routine care of their teeth. Smooth Dental and Orthodontics helps you achieve optimum dental health with comprehensive regular check ups and the best teeth cleaning Santa Ana has to offer.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TEETH CLEANING?
Teeth cleaning may be an apprehensive procedure for many. It is understood that the procedure does make you feel uneasy with all the noise and the prodding, but understanding what happens during the procedure might help ease the apprehension.
- Physical examination
The teeth cleaning procedure starts with a physical examination of your whole mouth. As your dentist, we will check your teeth and gums for inflammation and other signs of concern before beginning the actual cleaning process. This will include:
– Oral cancer examination
– Checking biting, chewing and swallowing pattern
– Teeth decay examination
– Examination of the gums
- Plaque and tartar removal
Once it is confirmed that there are no signs of worry, we will proceed with the removal of plaque and tartar. Regular brushing and flossing stop the plaque from building up. Plaque that builds up, hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. To many, this step is the least favorite part of the teeth cleaning process, as there will be a lot of scraping depending on the tartar build-up.
- Cleaning with a gritty toothpaste
Once the tartar is removed with a scalar, we use a high-powered electric brush to brush your teeth and remove any remaining tartar. We make use of a toothpaste with a gritty consistency that will gently scrub your teeth. This procedure can be done twice a year.
Regular flossing at home does have a positive influence on your teeth, but when we do the flossing during your cleaning procedure, we can get deeper between your teeth, which helps us locate potential trouble spots. It also helps remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste from the cleaning process.
Rinsing helps get rid of the left-over debris. Most times, rinsing is done using a rinse containing liquid fluoride.
- Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatment is the last step in the teeth cleaning process. It helps keep your teeth protected from cavities and other minor dental problems for several months. Fluoride gel or paste is applied to a mouthpiece that is fitted to your mouth and kept for a minute, or fluoride varnish may be painted to your teeth using a small brush which hardens when it comes in contact with saliva.
We, at Smooth Dental Group, suggest that you get your teeth cleaned twice a year. We also provide other procedures such as teeth polishing, adjustment of dentures, sealant for children, among others, based on the health of your teeth. During the procedure, if our expert dentist finds anything of concern, then you will be asked for other dental exams. We consider teeth cleaning the best procedure to keep optimum dental health.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TEETH CLEANING?
Regular teeth cleaning offers a lot of benefits such as:
- The result of the process is cleaner and whiter teeth as the stains from your teeth are removed.
- Teeth cleaning prevents cavity and stops tooth loss.
- It helps to reduce bad breath
- It is a preventive measure that helps you keep your teeth healthy for long.
- It helps in detecting teeth and gum diseases early.
- Oral cancer can be detected and the necessary action taken before it is too late.
- It helps to boost your overall health as there is a correlation between good oral health and overall health.
If you are looking for the best teeth cleaning Santa Ana has to offer, give us a call at Smooth Dental Group and let us give you a bright smile!