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Thanks to modern dental instruments, teeth cleaning is easier and more effective than ever before. Our talented hygienists use the latest tools to give your teeth the most in-depth cleaning possible, and today’s procedures are extremely comfortable and pain-free. Unlike the scraping and picking that many patients think of, today’s teeth cleaning is made easier with ultrasonic scalers. These instruments use undetectable ultrasonic vibrations to eliminate plaque and tartar from the teeth. This method is not only more effective than previous techniques, it is far more enjoyable and does not require the scraping that was once the norm in dental cleanings.
Once your teeth have been cleared of plaque and tartar, the hygienist will use a prophy jet to complete your teeth cleaning. A prophy jet is a specialized cleaning device which sprays a mixture of water and baking soda onto the teeth. This mixture works to remove any leftover plaque and polishes the teeth, leaving them smooth and shiny. The baking soda also works to neutralize acidic conditions in the mouth which can do harm to enamel. The entire teeth cleaning process not only leaves your teeth healthier, it makes them look and feel great, too.
Of course, periodic teeth cleaning is not enough to maintain optimal oral health. It is important that you take the necessary steps to keep your mouth healthy each and every day.
How to Clean Your Teeth at Home
There are several daily activities which can make your teeth cleanings much easier and more effective. First and foremost, everyone knows that brushing at least twice daily is imperative. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. Use a gentle, back and forth motion on each tooth, and be sure to cover each surface as well as the gum line. Take care not to brush too hard, as this can cause damage to your gums. Always use soft-bristled toothbrushes, which are the best for maintaining gum health and the strength of enamel. Flossing is another cleaning procedure which should be done as frequently as possible between teeth cleanings. Flossing helps remove plaque from places that toothbrushes cannot reach, such as between the teeth and just under the gums. Accumulation of plaque in these areas is the primary culprit behind the development of gingivitis and periodontal disease. At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, teeth cleaning is one of our most important procedures. The process not only keeps your teeth clean and healthy, it is an opportunity for you to discuss with Dr. Harrell any dental problems you may be experiencing. Doing so will give him the chance to identify any potential problems and correct them before they become significant. Call or email Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today to schedule a teeth cleaning. If you are considering cosmetic work, contact us about a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.