In-office teeth cleaning is very different from your regular brushing and flossing at home. You may have noticed that it is often part of your routine check-ups. Also known as Scaling, teeth cleaning at clinics is aimed at removed food debris, accumulated bacteria, and layers of plaque and calculus from areas around the teeth that are difficult to access with the bristles of a toothbrush. Plaque usually accumulated along the gum-line, and as time passes, continues to push the gum-line deeper and deeper making your teeth appear ‘longer’ than before. It also gives rise to conditions like Gingivitis and Periodontitis, and therefore must be removed regularly.
At Theresa Frank DDS, we advise patients to have their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. The procedure involves using a high speed vibrating tip attached to a hand-piece, to remove plaque and stone-like tartar from around the teeth and below the gums. This reverse mild to moderate gingival infections and keeps the teeth clean for a long time, provided that you continue adhering to your oral hygiene routine at home. The treatment is generally painless, but we offer topical anaesthesia to patients who experience severe dental sensitivity. If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned professionally yet, book an appointment with our team today!