Dental Cleaning Wash Out the Plaque in Your Mouth

Dental Cleaning Wash Out the Plaque in Your Mouth

Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Jul 20 2021, 09:09 AM

Brushing and flossing regularly are considered to be some of the best practices for maintaining your dental health. Apart from these, dental cleaning is also an essential procedure to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

According to the American Dental Association, you should get a dental cleaning done at least twice a year.

In this article, our dental team at Kevin D Fong DDS, Hayward, CA, explains the importance of dental cleaning and how it can benefit your oral health.

What Is Dental Cleaning?

Dental cleaning is a procedure carried out by a dentist or a dental hygienist to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The main purpose of dental cleaning is to protect your teeth and gums from cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

The Process

If you are planning to get a dental cleaning, here’s an overview of how the procedure will be carried out:

Physical Examination

The dentist will first conduct a physical exam of your mouth. You may be asked to get an X-ray and periodontal screening for further analysis of the gums. This will help your dentist identify issues like gum inflammation, bleeding, and sensitivity.

Cleaning of Plaque and Tartar

After the physical examination, the next focus will be on the removal of tartar from your teeth. Although brushing and flossing help prevent the buildup of plaque, once it has hardened you will have to get a professional cleaning to get it off your teeth. A scaler is usually used to scrape it out.

Deep Cleaning and Flossing

Once the tartar is removed, the dentist will clean your teeth using fluoride toothpaste and a high-speed electric toothbrush. It may sound scary with its grinding noise but you’ll not receive a better cleaning treatment. 

After the cleaning, flossing will ensure there is no leftover plaque.

Benefits of Dental Cleaning 

Below are some of the benefits of dental cleaning:

  • Clears plaque and tartar to give you back your bright smile
  • Eliminates the bacteria that causes bad breath
  • Helps in the early identification of gum disease, thereby preventing tooth loss
  • Cancer can also be detected when undergoing this procedure
  • Helps prevent cavities

To learn more about dental cleaning and its benefits, contact Kevin D Fong DDS at (510) 783-1572 or visit us at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545.

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