Teeth Cleaning and Fluoride Treatment
Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. In accordance with your daily oral hygiene home care regime, coming to the dentist for periodic checkups and regular cleaning helps you attain optimum oral health.
Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. If you notice that you have red bleeding, swollen gums, and have bad breath, shifting or loose teeth then most likely you have gum disease.
Dentists call it a periodontal disease. Dentists will recommend deep cleaning or scaling and root planning.
During deep cleaning, gums and teeth are numbed by giving anesthesia and all teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove the hard deposits (calculus) and plaque from the mouth.
Patient are advised to come for periodontal maintenance cleanings.
Regular cleaning or Prophy
A regular cleaning is recommended if the patient’s gums are healthy, not bleeding and no bone loss is noted.
Regular cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent any build up or plaque in the mouth. If plaque left untreated it turns into hard deposits and can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
During your routine cleaning the dentist removes excess plaque and polish your teeth.
Fluoride is also called tooth vitamins. Fluoride makes the tooth stronger and prevents it from the acidic attack of the bacteria. It also helps in remineralization of your teeth.
It is applied on the teeth in gel, foam or varnish form.