Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning is the process of scraping, brushing, flossing, and fluoride treatment on the teeth by a dental hygienist

Introduction

Due to anxiety and phobia, many people avoid getting any dental treatment or even visit the dentist. We want you to know the importance of dental care and if it is really frightening. 

Teeth cleaning at the dentist’s clinic is the procedure to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the surface of the teeth. It is advisable to get your dental health diagnosed from time to time to avoid cavities and gum disease in the future.

Information Capsule

Synopsis of the treatment

Teeth cleaning is a procedure in dentistry to remove the accumulated plaque and tartar from teeth to ensure oral hygiene.

Length of treatment

30-60 mins depending on the severity of stains.

Anesthesia

Given depending on the severity of the case.

Alternative name

Prophylaxis

What Is Teeth Cleaning?

Once it is decided that you require professional aid in cleaning your teeth, the staff at Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield will guide you through the formalities. Dr. Sonal Deshpande will explain to you the teeth cleaning concept at the clinic. Basically, it is a way of removing the bacterial deposits from the teeth to keep your oral health in check.

Tartar is the deposit on your teeth starting from the gum lines. It is generally caused because of the food decaying if not cleaned promptly. Teeth cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth using various tools and techniques. It also includes the skills of the dental hygienist cleaning your teeth.

What Causes The Accumulation Of Tartar?

You must have noticed the sticky deposit on your teeth that forms immediately after you consume caffeine or eat any sugary stuff. That is called plaque. This plaque, when overlooked, can harden and form tartar which is difficult to remove. It is generally caused by bacteria that are present in your mouth. When these bacteria come in contact with the foods you consume, they produce acids, forming tartar in the later stage. 

We do not possess the skills to clean our teeth efficiently at home. Many times, we hurt our gums in an effort to remove that tartar. It is better to visit your dentist to get rid of it and gain that squeaky clean smile back.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Teeth Cleaning?

In general, teeth cleaning can be done by anyone. However, this procedure is especially recommended for people who have poor dental health. 

Dr. Sonal Deshpande advises the following people to opt for teeth cleaning:

What To Expect At The Consultation?

During the consultation, Dr. Sonal Deshpande will conduct a dental exam and discuss all your needs and requirements. Based on the examination & discussion, the course of the treatment will be formulated. 

Dr. Sonal Deshpande can also give you tips on your at-home oral care routine, your diet & anything about your smile that you may be concerned about or have questions about. You can clear out all your doubts and start with the treatment.

Procedure Of Teeth Cleaning At Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield

The stages of the process are as follows:

Teeth and gum examination:
Dr. Sonal Deshpande will examine your teeth and gums using a small mirror. It gives the exact points where the tartar is accumulated.

Scaling: 
The tartar is removed using a sharp-pointed tool called a scraping tool. This process removes the tartar from every difficult corner of the mouth.

Polishing and Flossing: 
The hygienist polishes your teeth using an electric tool with a rubber prophy cup by applying gritty toothpaste to your teeth. After that, regular flossing is done to get rid of any tartar remains.

Fluoride: 
Fluoride gel is applied on the teeth.

Does Insurance Cover Teeth Cleaning Procedure?

As teeth cleaning procedures come under preventive care, most insurance companies cover at least two visits per year for the cleaning procedure. You may want to enquire with your company regarding this.

How Often Should You Get Teeth Cleaning Treatment?

Dr. Sonal Deshpande suggests that it is advisable to visit the clinic after every 6 months to get the dental health checked.

Risks Associated With Teeth Cleaning

With each procedure comes a fair amount of risks. If the treatment is done vigorously, it may cause:

While the above reactions are only for time being, Dr. Sonal Deshpande takes the utmost care and precautions to prevent such mishaps.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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If you are looking for dentists in North Plainfield, NJ, look no further than Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield for all of your dentistry needs. Whether you want a simple dental cleaning or you have a dental emergency, we are here to help. Contact us now.

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