Maintaining an oral hygiene routine is an essential part of maintaining not only good personal hygiene but for your overall health as well. Proper teeth cleaning prevents oral diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease and prevents the development of stained teeth, bad breath, and cavities.
An essential part of good oral hygiene practices includes dental cleaning at least twice a year at your local dentist in Cape Town. Oral hygienists get to work cleaning the inside of your mouth, helping to keep your mouth healthy, clean, odour free, and glittering.
The procedure starts with a physical examination to check your whole mouth for signs of gingivitis or any other potential concerns or major problems. Should they be found, your hygienist may consult the dentist to assess the situation further.
From there the hygienist will get to work using a scaler to scrape the plaque and hardened tartar from around your teeth, focusing on the gum line and between your teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is the best way to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar.
After cleaning your teeth thoroughly and rinsing with water and fluoride solution, your hygienist will apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth to help you combat cavities for several months after treatment.
Before we proceed with any other hygiene or cosmetic dental procedures, it’s always wise to undergo a dental cleaning to provide us with the best teeth to work with, and the groundwork for a successful procedure.