Oral hygiene appointments (dental checks) are essential to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We have a variety of cleaning technologies (Prophy-Jet, Periomate) that reduce the discomfort of this procedure. At the same time, we give an outstanding clean with reduced cold sensitivity. Patient education is an important part of our practice.
The dental cleaning process involves the thorough removal of plaque which is a soft, sticky, film of bacteria and tartar (calculus). These are hard deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. In healthy mouths, teeth are regularly bathed in saliva. Saliva contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth.
Despite the positive elements of saliva buildup, we tend to get a build-up of calcium on the teeth from it. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like lime scale in a pipe or kettle.
If the plaque and tartar is left to build up on the teeth it will provide a surface for bacteria to thrive on. This results in bad breath and can produce gum disease. If these are left untreated, root canals, tooth extraction and other dental treatments may be necessary.
Dental cleaning will remove the build up. It will leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them. When you have had a dental clean you will instantly notice the surfaces of your teeth feel smoother. Your mouth will certainly feel fresher too following a professional dental clean!
Good dental care involves a regular dental clean to remove all the built up plaque and calculus from your teeth. It also involves a thorough check of your gums. Disease of the gums (periodontal disease) may be present with gum pockets greater than 2-3 mms.
It is important to identify if you are susceptible to periodontal disease as it is associated with other systemic diseases. These include the likes of Type II Diabetes, cardio vascular disease and premature birth.
Gum recession is a common problem usually from incorrect brushing. It can also be associated with bruxism (grinding), or with systemic illness.
Dental cleaning immediately improves your dental health. Dental cleaning at your dental clinic gives dentists time to identify which areas of the mouth you find harder to clean. This means that areas vulnerable to dental decay, such as cavities, can be identified. A prevention plan will then be discussed with you to help you keep and maintain your dental hygiene.
Our teeth cleaning Brisbane service ensures your smile remains a million bucks, prevents plaque buildup and sustains good oral health. Call today to make an appointment for a dental checkup. Book a scale and clean with one of the friendly dental hygienists at Dent8, Brisbane today.