Usually performed in a dental clinic by a dentist or dental hygienist, teeth cleaning primarily entails scaling your teeth and gumline to remove plaque and tartar, followed by polishing to smooth the teeth's surface. This is crucial for maintaining the healthiest possible state of your teeth and gums as well as avoiding the condition of halitosis. But you might require scaling and root planning, a more thorough type of cleaning, if you have signs of gum disease (sometimes referred to as “deep cleaning”).
A dentist or dental hygienist may need to make more than one visit to the office to complete a deep cleaning. To reduce a patient's discomfort, local anesthetic is frequently used. The procedure begins with a thorough scaling of your teeth to remove all plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar buildups. The next step is root planning, which involves smoothing the surfaces of your tooth roots to stop plaque, bacteria, and tartar from re-adhering on the gumline. Your gums are anticipated to recover and firmly reattach after the procedure.
Your oral and general health are affected by professional teeth cleaning or prophylaxis. Daily brushing and flossing at home removes surface plaque, while dental cleanings at the dentist's office remove tough calculus (tartar) that is difficult to remove with regular brushing.