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What Can Professional Teeth Cleaning Can Do for You?

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning

There are multiple reasons why you should visit our dentist office to get your teeth cleaned. Some advantages are as follows:  


Prevent Tooth Loss 

When plaque buildup is left unattended, it also results in gums disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss. If the gum disease spreads, the plaque starts spreading and may damage the bone support in the jaw. 


Improve Your Health

Numerous studies have determined that there is a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleaning from our qualified dentist can result in reducing your risk of various diseases.  


Bad Breath Prevention

Regular professional cleaning means improved oral health. Good oral health means fresh breath and a healthy mouth.  


Brighter Smile

The stains on your teeth are typically caused by of tobacco usage, wine, tea and coffee. However, these stains can be removed with the help of teeth cleaning which leaves your teeth polished, giving you a brighter and more beautiful smile.  


Cavities Prevention

Plaque, a white film that covers your teeth, is one of the major reasons of tooth decay. This is an acidic substance which starts eating away the enamel. If it is not removed regularly, the buildup results in cavities. The teeth cleaning process performed by our dentist helps in eliminating plaque to prevent cavities. 


The Process of Teeth Cleaning

If you are not familiar with the professional dental cleaning process, below you will find the different steps.    



Our dentist will conduct an oral examination to determine the health of your gums and teeth. Problem areas will be identified and further tests will be recommended if any issues are found. The dentist may also ask for your dental history and whether you have undergone a recent dental treatment. Once the examination has been done, the dentist will move on to start the process of teeth cleaning.  


Removal of Tartar and Plaque

Any teeth cleaning process will start with the removal of tartar and plaque buildup. Our dentist will begin by targeting the larger deposits. This process might take longer if you haven’t gotten your teeth cleaned professionally in a while. Plaque is usually reduced with regular brushing and flossing, but it doesn’t completely get eliminated. 



After the tartar and plaque has been removed, our dentist will start polishing your teeth using toothpaste.  



Our dentist will start flossing your teeth. This step might feel unnecessary to you if you regularly floss your teeth, but it is actually important in the cleaning process. Flossing will help in remove any leftover debris and plaque that was missed in the first two steps of teeth cleaning.  


Rinsing and Fluoride Application

Lastly, our dentist will rinse your mouth to eliminate leftover debris and start the fluoride treatment. 


Types of Cleaning

You should know about the different types of teeth cleaning. Typically, when you visit the dental office, our dentist performs a regular cleaning to eliminate the tartar and plaque buildup. However, you might need a different cleaning procedure depending on the requirement and needs of your current oral health. Following are the different types of teeth cleaning:


Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning is also known as prophylaxis and it is a preventive process in which our dentist eliminates stains, tartar and plaque from your teeth. The teeth cleaning process is typically recommended by the dentist to be done in regular intervals, twice or once annually depending on your oral health.


Deep Cleaning

This type of cleaning is also called root and scaling planning. This teeth cleaning is recommended by our dentist if you have signs of gums disease. The signs and symptoms include buildup of tartar and plaque under the gums, bleeding gums, x-rays showing loss of teeth support and/or identification of deep gums pockets.


Full Mouth Debridement

In rare cases, when there is drastic tartar and plaque buildup making it difficult to even finish up an oral examination, our dentist might recommend this teeth cleaning procedure. Full mouth debridement includes the complete elimination of tartar and plaque from your gums and your teeth.


Periodontal Maintenance

This type of teeth cleaning is typically recommended by the dentist after you have undergone a periodontal treatment like deep cleaning. This process may be continued in different intervals as per the directions of our dentist after determining your oral health.


Frequency of Teeth Cleaning

Every person has certain consumption routine that impacts their oral health individually. Therefore, the suitable interval between each teeth cleaning can only be decided once our dentist carries out a thorough examination of your oral health.  


What to Do After the Cleaning

Caring for your oral health shouldn't stop after a visiting our dental office. It  should be an ongoing process. Our dentist will suggest at-home treatments to ensure your good oral health. Once you have your teeth cleaning done, it is important that you follow the aftercare advice and suggestions by our dentist.

It is important to get your teeth cleaned in order to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Book your appointment at 618-692-9980 in Edwardsville,IL and check out our quality services. Our dentist will answer all your concerns and questions to make your experience as comfortable as possible. 

Call us at 618-692-9980 for an appointment or come to our office right away. Our dentist will be at your service.