Dental Plaque Cleaning

Dental plaque (tartar) is the substance that forms between and on the teeth because of bacteria due to lack of cleaning.

Dental cleaning is the procedure for getting rid of dental calculus on teeth that is caused by certain foods and minerals in the salivary glands. This process may need be repeated over the years in the case that it re-occurs. Dental plaque cleaning procedure is done using ultrasonic devices.

WHY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR TEETH?

Foods and drinks we consume in our daily lives can damage the dental enamel. Cigarettes, caffeine and other substances that are harmful to the dental enamel can cause stains or even rotting for the teeth. These stains that cannot be removed by brushing will eventually lead to problems such as rotting, receding gums, teeth loss and discoloring. Your dental cleaning should be done professionally after an examination performed by the expert doctors of Promed Clinic.

HOW DO YOU NOTICE DENTAL PLAQUE (TARTAR)?

It is important to notice dental plaque forming on your teeth. In some cases it may be hard if the plaque is the same color as the teeth, but in most cases it is highly apparent.

Dental plaque, or tartar, is a substance that contains bacteria; therefore it is important to get rid of. In some cases, hard structure of tartar can be felt on the teeth surface. No matter how frequent you brush, it is impossible to get rid of. Only a dental plaque cleaning procedure, performed by an expert periodontist will be able to clean out the substance.

Dental plaque starts forming from the gums to the edge of teeth and has a crusty surface; therefore it is usually easily noticed. Its color can sometimes be yellow or brownish. If the tartar is not cleaned in regular intervals, it will cause infection on the gum and even bleeding down the road.

DENTAL PLAQUE CLEANING PROCESS

Even if we brush regularly minerals in foods, drinks and even our salivary glands can cause dental plaque to form on our teeth. It needs to be cleaned by an expert. After a while dental plaque can re-occur, therefore it is recommended to repeat this process every 6 months.

The first step of dental plaque cleaning is an examination by the Promed Clinic expert doctors. After a thorough examination tartar and plaque layers on the teeth are removed using various tools. These tools clean out the tartar and the plaque without damaging the teeth.

DENTAL PLAQUE CLEANING: HOW IT IS DONE

Dental plaque cleaning procedure starts by using ultrasonic devices that won’t harm the teeth. Thanks to the vibration caused by these devices dental plaque layer is cracked and large formations of tartar are separated from the teeth. Afterwards you spit out the dislodged tartar and plaque with some water we spray on your teeth. Next step is removing the small scale formations with appropriate medical tools. Then we apply a tooth paste containing fluoride to cleanse the teeth and the procedure is complete. There are no side effects or pain in this treatment. Some may experience mild tingling, but only temporarily. The process takes about 10 minutes.

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