Within the dental sector, the star treatment that all clients perform (and that everyone should do) is the dental prophylaxis or cleaning. Oral hygiene is necessary to care for and maintain all our teeth structures teeth, gums and healthy mouth.
Cleaning is not possible with household cleaning tools accurate enough. This is why it is necessary to go to professionals who have both the training and the techniques and tools necessary to carry out a correct cleaning.
Dental cleaning is a very simple treatment that does not hurt (as long as the condition of the teeth and gums is correct) and that brings many benefits. One of the most frequent doubts is knowing how much does a dental cleaning cost?. Doubts which we will try to solve in this post.
What does a dental cleaning consist of?
You can brush your teeth 3 times a day, use mouthwash and dental floss and even so it will not be enough to guarantee the correct dental hygiene of your mouth.
Over time, tartar builds up and bacteria gets into the deepest part of your gums. An ordinary toothbrush cannot reach this area of the mouth or remove the plaque completely.
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Dental prophylaxis always starts with one previous analysis of the general condition of your teeth and gums. In this way, for example, gum diseases such as periodontitis can be detected, which can lead to the need for a deeper cleaning that includes anesthesia.
How is bacterial plaque removed?
If the gum is clean and there is no excess plaque accumulated inside, a basic cleaning will be carried out with the aim of removing stains and debris attached to dental structures. It is a very simple treatment, which does not report any pain and is performed in a short time.
Plaque is detected with a compound called erythrosine. The element is able to stain the plaque, making it much easier to locate and eradicate. When detected, calculus deposits are removed using ultrasound and pressurized water. This way the carrel is removed completely.
If there are stubborn stains, you can use one bicarbonate polisher micronized. Finally, a gel is used to remineralize the enamel. Then, guidelines are given so that the person knows what the technique is cleaning month appropriate
If there is plaque under the gum, what is called is done curettetge. In this way, it is possible to remove the plaque completely. And what benefits it brings this? A vital thing for dental health: prevent or slow the spread of periodontal disease.
This procedure involves a much deeper cleaning and must always be carried out by a specialist trained specifically in this type of treatment. In this case ifwill use local anesthesia to prevent pain and discomfort associated with cleaning. you can read more information about dental cleaning with anesthesia in this article – When they clean your teeth, do they put you under anesthesia?
What to do after a dental cleaning?
Is important that after dental cleaning we try to stay for a while without eating or drinking. In this way it will be given time for the fluoride to act and protect tooth enamel.
In any case, it must be made clear that dental cleaning is in no way a substitute for daily oral hygiene. You should always brush your teeth three times a day and floss after every meal. This is the only way to guarantee correct oral health.
The price of a dental cleaning
The price of a dental cleaning can vary from one clinic to another. Generally, the fees they can vary according to the center and what the patient requires cant be more or less expensive in case of needing any special treatment.
The duration of this kind of service is approx 30 minutes
Why is it necessary to have a dental cleaning?
Dental cleaning is able to keep your mouth free of plaque. It is necessary to perform a cleaning once a year to guarantee oral health and obtain the multiple benefits it entails:
- Reduces and prevents gums from becoming inflamed.
- Helps maintain enamel.
- Prevents cavities.
- Improves the vision of the smile.
Do you always need a dental cleaning every year?
It depends. Depending on the patient's mouth, one or more dental cleanings should be performed a year. In healthy mouths, it is recommended to do a dental cleaning on an annual basis. In case the patient has a periodontal disease, it is advisable to do a cleaning every 4 or 6 months. In this way, the disease is prevented from progressing, even leading to losing them structures dental if this occurs.
Should teeth be cleaned if you wear orthodontics?
In case the patient wears orthodontics with braces, hygiene is more complicated. In any case, to prevent the gums from becoming inflamed and developing diseases, it is recommended to perform one dental cleaning before starting the treatment and then twice a year.
If necessary during the orthodontic treatment, it can also be done, but always under the supervision of the professional who performs the treatment.
Dental cleaning is also for children?
In children, it is recommended to educate them in oral hygiene from childhood to ensure that, once an adult, they have incorporated healthy habits, but it is good that once a year they do a hygiene with a fluoride application. In adolescence, hormonal changes can cause inflammation of the gums. It is at this stage when it is recommended to do a dental cleaning at least once a year. If you want more information about Pediatric Dentistry and when to make a first visit for the little ones, we leave you an article in the following link.
It doesn't matter if your dental hygiene is good. Regular dental cleanings are necessary and vital for your mouth to guarantee correct dental hygiene. This is the only way to remove dental plaque and prevent diseases as serious as periodontitis.
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