Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning is an essential dental procedure that helps you keep away some of the most common oral concerns, such as gum disease and cavities. Although we may brush regularly twice a day to get rid of the microbes from our mouths, a lot of them may get left behind on the hard-to-reach parts of the mouth, such as the intersection of two teeth or at the gum line. These areas are where the tartar deposits are most likely to get accumulated. If tartar isn’t removed regularly, it can upset your oral health to a great extent.

What do teeth cleaning involve?

Teeth cleaning involves two main procedures, namely scaling and root planing (deep cleaning).

  • Scaling:The process of removing the adhered microbial deposits from the teeth surfaces is called scaling. This procedure is performed using an ultrasonic scaling device, which has a stainless steel tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies to dislodge the tartar deposits. They would then be washed away using a jet of water.
  • Root Planing:Root planing is the process of eliminating the tartar deposits from the tooth roots, cleaning the deep gum pockets, and smoothing out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. The procedure could be painful, and we may  administer local anesthesia before carrying it out.

What are the advantages of teeth cleaning?

  • The chances of developing cavities are significantly lower with patients who get dental cleaning done regularly.
  • Removing the tartar deposits significantly improves gum health, which is why it is considered a prominent procedure in the treatment of gum disease.
  • Removing the tartar deposits gives you a fresher breath as the toxin-releasing bacteria will be removed from the mouth.
  • Cleaning the tooth roots is quite an effective means of preventing gum disease and avoiding the deposition of bacteria and food residues in the gum pockets.

It is suggested that individuals should get their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months to remove the bacterial deposits effectively. The procedures are minimally invasive and wouldn’t harm or damage the teeth in any manner.

Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation with our Dentist in Reston VA, and we’ll guide you further. Please call us at (703) 595-4405 or reach us through online consultation.


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