Our experts here at Classic Smiles are experienced in performing professional dental cleaning services aimed at preventing tooth loss and keeping away disease. The active nature of your mouth in performing tasks like talking and eating means that it will constantly need special care. Plaque and tartar can build up due to ineffective cleaning of your mouth, and the natural process of tartar and plaque buildup can cause gum disease.
Since the body perceives tartar as a foreign invader, it is vital to remove it from your teeth to prevent your immune system from activating a defense mechanism against it. The purpose of teeth cleaning is partly to support your immune system to fight off infections by keeping in check the tartar level in your teeth. Failure to conduct effective teeth cleaning can lead to the reaction of the immune system, which causes gum disease that manifests through inflamed gums and bleeding, which increases risks to diseases like heart disease, stroke, and dementia. Therefore, it is vital that you embrace regular teeth cleaning, and knowledge of the teeth cleaning process can help you embrace the process.
The Process of Teeth Cleaning
When you first visit our office, the cleaning procedure will begin with a physical examination of your mouth. Using a small mirror, our professional team checks around your teeth and gums to identify signs of concerns like gingivitis and to make sure that you are ready for the cleaning process.
Our experts will then use a scaler together with a mirror to guide them in ridding you of plaque and tartar existing around the gumline and in-between your teeth. During this process of removing tartar and plaque from your teeth, it is normal to experience scraping sounds in a process that will vary in duration depending on the level of tartar and plaque build-up.
After ridding your teeth of tartar, our experts brush your teeth using a high-powered electric brush and a gritty toothpaste in a process that produces grinding noise. This will help you achieve a deep clean through the removal of any remaining tartar in your teeth. Our experts use the gritty toothpaste to give your teeth a gentle scrub while also polishing them at the same time, but this toothpaste is not for regular use as it can wear down your enamel.
Flossing and Rinsing
One of the most important components of our teeth cleaning procedure is an expert flossing, which is conducted to ensure access to the deeper parts of your teeth. A professional flossing session is vital regardless of whether you regularly floss at home as it can help in the removal of plaque and toothpaste fragments left behind from previous cleanings.
After flossing, our professionals rinse your mouth using liquid fluoride, which removes debris from your teeth. The fluoride treatment protects the teeth from cavities. A sticky paste is fitted on your teeth and removed after a few minutes allowing you to drink and eat immediately after.
Call us for any inquiries about cleanings here at Classic Smiles at (407) 378-0139 today!