Dental Cleaning in Edison, NJ
What is a Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning is the most common dental service among all other procedures at our practice in Edison, NJ, which incidentally is one of the cities in the US that boasts of its excellent local dental practice. Dental cleaning, which is also referred to as dental prophylaxis, is professional teeth cleaning that patients are required to have in order to maintain good dental health. If you are in need of teeth cleaning in Edison NJ and nearby areas, call Gentle Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.
Why should I schedule a dental cleaning?
Dental cleaning is a preventive dental treatment that involves taking out plaque and tartar that have built up and have become deposited on the surfaces of the teeth. The pellicle that coats the teeth contains calcium, which an element that aids in making the teeth strong. However, despite the benefits of calcium, pellicle formation results to calcium deposits building up, which, over time, transforms into plaque and tartar.
Teeth cleaning polishes the teeth at a level that cannot be achieved with regular oral hygiene like brushing and flossing. It makes teeth surfaces smooth and clean, effectively curtailing bacterial growth.
What other procedures are included in a dental cleaning?
The common procedures included in teeth cleaning at our office in Edison NJ are:
- Scaling of the teeth
- Tooth polishing
- Tooth debridement in cases where too much tartar has accumulated
It is recommended by dentists that a teeth cleaning is done about twice a year, but if you have an exceptional dental care routine, your dentist might recommend that you have it done only once a year.
The Teeth Cleaning Procedure
Our dental clinic in Edison NJ is equipped to perform not only the standard methods of teeth cleaning, but we also offer teeth cleaning services using state-of-the-art systems to make sure that our patients have the best care available to them.
First, your dentist will try to break off the larger pieces of tartar using an ultrasonic instrument that uses pulses or tickling vibrations to knock them loose while spraying a mist of water to wash away the debris and maintain the proper temperature in the area. This device will emit a whistling or humming sound, much like when you use an electric toothbrush. The pressure can be adjusted depending on the amount of tartar that you have on your teeth.
After removing the larger pieces of tartar, your dentist will then use fine hand tools called scalers and curettes to get the smaller tartar deposits and to make the tooth surface smooth by applying gentle pressure while scraping off the deposits. Once the tooth surface is smooth, a prophylactic paste is applied and will be spun around the surface of the teeth to make it smooth and shiny.
To finish the teeth cleaning procedure, your dentist will apply fluoride to your teeth to strengthen them because the acid from the bacteria that thrived in the tartar weakens the tooth surface.
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If you’re in Edison, Piscataway Township, New Brunswick, Metuchen, or Woodbridge Township, NJ, call (732) 549-5660 to schedule your dental cleaning appointment at Gentle Dental Care, today. You can also read more about our practice and our other offered services on our blog!