A Thorough Teeth Cleaning
Unfortunately, no matter how often you brush and floss, plaque and tartar deposits will still build up on your teeth. While you can manage this and even slow down the process of plaque and tartar accumulation, a professional teeth cleaning is the single most effective way to remove these deposits and prevent them from causing more serious problems in the future. While traditional teeth cleanings involves manually scraping away these deposits with special dental tools, advances in dental technologies now give you more options for teeth cleanings.
One such advancement is the ultrasonic scalers. They are used to remove deposits, kill harmful microbes and eliminate bacteria around the teeth and gums through high-frequency vibrations and water irrigation. Many patients prefer ultrasonic teeth cleanings because they are quicker and are extremely effective at cleaning your teeth.
A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line. This means that bacteria are infecting the empty pocket space between the teeth and the gums. Scaling and root planing involves a two-part process: first, the stubborn deposits are removed, and then the root surfaces are smoothed. A deep cleaning helps to manage periodontal disease and will disinfect the gum tissue, allowing your body to restore your gum tissue to a healthy state.