Your teeth are prone to staining and discoloration, a majority of which is caused by the accumulation of tartar and plaque. Also known as calculus, not only does this accumulation stain your teeth, it leads to the formation of bacteria and causes infection and tooth decay. If no timely action is taken, you may even fall prey to periodontal or gum disease.
We perform a professional dental cleaning to remove such substances and to keep your oral health in place.
What is Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleaning, as the name suggests, is a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. This procedure is quick and hassle-free and can be performed in a single visit only. It is suitable for people of all ages, especially those prone to developing tooth or gum infections. Dental cleaning helps remove the deposits of bacteria, plaque, tartar, and other substances from your mouth to keep it clean and germ-free.
How is Dental Cleaning Performed?
On the day of your appointment, we use a small concave mirror to get a better view of your mouth. Using this mirror, we check the build-up of plaque, tartar, and other substances in different areas of your mouth, like your gums and teeth. If necessary, we may also administer anesthesia during the procedure.
A dental cleaning includes two steps, namely scaling and root planing.
It is the first step of the procedure where we use a unique tool to remove the hardened calculus (plaque and tartar) from your teeth. We gush water over your teeth to wash off the residue if left behind.
This step involves removing plaque from within the pockets of your gums. Root planing is a deep cleaning procedure of your mouth, and we use a handheld device to perform the same. We will specifically perform this step if you have a periodontal or gum disease.
After root planing, we begin polishing your teeth to give them a bright and radiant appearance. The final step of deep cleaning includes professional flossing to remove the leftover substance stuck between your teeth. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, we may provide you with a fluoride treatment to reduce the effect.
What is the After-Care of Dental Cleaning?
After the procedure, you should practice proper dental care such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth to keep the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and bacteria at bay. Always pay attention to your eating habits and limit smoking.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.