Dr Shwetha’s Clinic
Teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a preventive dental procedure that is used to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not removed. Tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can only be removed by a dental professional.
The teeth cleaning process typically begins with the administration of a local anesthesia to numb the area around the teeth. The dental professional will then use special instruments, such as a scaler and a polisher, to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. The teeth will then be flossed and brushed, and any remaining stains will be removed using a special cleaning agent.
After the teeth have been cleaned, the dental professional may apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the teeth and protect them from future decay. They may also make recommendations for at-home oral hygiene care and discuss any areas of concern, such as gum disease or tooth decay.
It is recommended that adults have their teeth cleaned at least once every six months to maintain good oral health. Children and individuals with a higher risk of tooth decay or gum disease may need to have their teeth cleaned more frequently.
Overall, teeth cleaning is an important component of oral hygiene that can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and maintain the overall health of the teeth and gums. If you are due for a teeth cleaning, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a dr. Shwetha’s dental clinic at IRIS Diagnostic today!