Did you know that, for optimum oral hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend regular teeth cleaning by a professional dental care provider at least annually?
As the name implies, a dental cleaning simply refers to cleaning your teeth so they stay healthy and beautiful. It is intended to eliminate dental plaque and deposits from your teeth. It is essential to prevent dental cavities (caries), gum diseases such as gingivitis, and tooth diseases such as periodontitis.
Dental cleanings are also important for removing dental tartar or mineralized plaque. Dental tartar may develop, especially in hard to reach areas, even with regular careful brushing and flossing.
The teeth cleaning services we provide at Dlight Dental include:
- Scaling: Tooth scaling is the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the crown and root surfaces of teeth.
- Planing: “Root planing” is a specific treatment to remove hardened plaque and surface dentin (which is the layer beneath your enamel) that is impregnated with tartar, microorganisms, and toxins.
- Polishing: Tooth polishing is done to smooth the surfaces of the teeth. When the tooth surface is smooth, it makes it more difficult for plaque to attach and accumulate.
- Debridement: Tooth debridement is done if there is excess tartar accumulation. For debridement, we use instruments such as ultrasonic debrider and mild chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide to loosen and remove the tartar deposits from the teeth.
If you are looking for personalized, high-quality teeth cleaning services to fit your needs, please call Dlight Dental. We will be happy to discuss this treatment with you in detail and provide more information.