Teeth Cleaning in Lucknow
A teeth cleaning is a preventative treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Regularly scheduled teeth cleanings are important for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
According to Dr. Atul Singh (MDS) having your teeth cleaned is essential in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.
The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:
- Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
- A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Regularly scheduled teeth cleanings can, over time, help reverse these stains.
- Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
- Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that you schedule a teeth cleaning at least twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers.
Why Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned by a Dentist?
Getting regular dental cleanings is essential if you are serious about your oral health. It gives your teeth a deep clean while removing harmful tartar that damages your teeth and leads to mouth issues like gum disease. It is not something you can do by yourself at home, you need a trained professional to perform the procedure.
How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning?
Lucknow dentist Dr. Atul Singh recommends that you should get your teeth professionally cleaned at least once a year. Most dentists recommend getting your teeth cleaned at least every six months. If you are dealing with oral health issues like gum disease, then you need regular teeth cleanings about once every three months. The best way to figure out what number works best for you is to discuss it with us during a consultation in Luckow at Mint Dental.
How Painful are Dental Cleanings?
If the thought of getting a dental cleaning sends shivers down your spine, there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of. The procedure is not painful in any way. The only thing you will feel is some pressure and vibrations as Dr. Atul Singh at Mint Dental scrapes the cleaning tool against your teeth.
If the pressure or vibrations make you uncomfortable, we will do whatever it takes to make you more at ease.
What Does the Process Entail?
It is a relatively straightforward procedure. We will start off by protecting your clothes with an apron that serves as a bib. Then Lucknow dentist Dr. Atul Singh will then start removing tartar from your teeth using a small metal tool or an ultrasonic vibration device.
After removing all the tartar and stains you will rinse your mouth. Then he will polish your teeth using a paste. The paste will likely feel strange in your mouth, but a good rinsing will help you fix that.
Dr. Atul Singh will then use dental floss to clean between your teeth. That will loosen up any particles that are between your teeth. Finally, we will apply a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth.