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What does tooth cleaning entail?

March 17, 2023 / DENTISTRY
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Tooth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a preventive dental procedure that aims to remove tartar, plaque, and stains from the teeth. This routine dental cleaning helps to maintain good oral health and prevent various dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

In a dental practice, tooth cleaning entails several steps, which include:

  1. Examination: Before the cleaning process begins, Dr. Dan Foresto will perform an oral examination to identify any potential dental problems. This includes checking for cavities, gum disease, or any other issues that may need further treatment.
  2. Scaling: The first step in tooth cleaning involves the removal of tartar and plaque buildup from the teeth. This is done using specialized dental tools such as scalers and ultrasonic cleaners. The dentist or hygienist will carefully scrape away any tartar or plaque that has accumulated on the surface of the teeth, especially in areas difficult to reach by brushing and flossing.
  3. Polishing: After scaling, the teeth are polished using a special polishing paste and a high-speed dental handpiece (a small drill). This helps to remove any remaining stain or debris from the teeth and gives them a smooth, shiny finish.
  4. Flossing: Once the teeth are polished, the dentist or hygienist will floss between each tooth to remove any remaining plaque or debris. This helps to ensure that all surfaces of the teeth are clean and free of plaque and tartar buildup.
  5. Fluoride Treatment: Finally, a fluoride treatment may be applied to help strengthen and protect the teeth against decay. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to rebuild enamel and prevent cavities. A fluoride gel or foam may be applied to the teeth for several minutes, and then rinsed off with water.

Overall, tooth cleaning is a simple and painless procedure that typically takes less than an hour to complete. It is recommended that individuals visit their dentist for a routine cleaning every six months to maintain good oral health and prevent any potential dental problems.

In addition to routine tooth cleaning, we recommend that our patients also take steps to maintain good oral hygiene at home. This includes brushing the teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and maintaining a healthy diet low in sugary and acidic foods.

By following these simple steps and visiting us at Foresto Dentistry in Windsor regularly for routine cleaning, you and your family can maintain healthy beautiful smiles for a lifetime.

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