It is important to visit the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleaning. In the case of tartar buildup cleaning, it is necessary to first remove the tartar and plaque that has accumulated under the gum line. The dentist will use a small metallic instrument with a sharp and rough tip for this procedure. After the tartar and plaque has been removed, the residual particles are eliminated and rinsed with water.
It is not uncommon for your gums to bleed slightly during this procedure. Your dentist will then apply a grainy, abrasive paste to an electronic toothbrush and brush your teeth meticulously. After a few minutes, you should wash your mouth with water to get rid of the paste. Subsequently each tooth gap is flossed to ensure complete cleaning.
If you do not floss properly or not at all, your gums may be very sensitive and bleeding may occur during flossing. This professional deep cleaning allows you to get rid of all plaque and tartar that you cannot get rid of while cleaning your teeth at home. It also creates a smooth surface that prevents the formation of new tartar.
Signs of tooth decay and gum disease are observed especially after teeth have been cleaned. Your dentist looks into your mouth using a small metal catheter and a small, angled mirror to do this. Your gums are checked for swelling, redness and unusual gingival withdrawal.
Typically, regular oral cancer screening is performed for patients over the age of 35 and at higher risk, such as smokers. High-risk patients are encouraged to visit the dentist more often for cleaning and examinations. It is important that dental calculus is cleaned regularly. The longer the cleaning is delayed, the more likely it is to have dental problems.