What are Dental Cleanings?

What are Dental Cleanings?

Apr 18, 2018

Dental cleaning Ajax, also known as prophylaxis by professionals, are deep cleanings performed by a dentist or dental hygienist to remove plaque or tartar on the teeth that cannot be removed by daily brushing and flossing. Dental cleaning Ajax are necessary to prevent gum disease and other oral problems such as tooth decay.  The dental professionals at Rossland Landing Dental Care of Ajax recommend for all of our patients to visit us at least twice a year for a full exam and dental cleaning.

How is a dental cleaning performed?

Before cleaning begins the dental hygienist will examine the teeth and gums using a small angled mirror to ensure there are no signs of problems such as gum disease or tooth decay. If there are no major concerns, the hygienist will proceed using the mirror and a dental tool called a scalar to scrape away plaque and tartar buildup around the gum lines and between your teeth.

In the next step, the hygienist uses a high powered electric brush and a gritty toothpaste to deep clean the teeth and remove leftover tartar or plaque. The grit in the toothpaste also acts as a polish for your teeth and helps to reduce the chance of developing tartar buildup between cleanings.

The final step of a professional dental cleaning ends like your regular home hygiene practice–with flossing and rinsing. Hygienist are specially trained to false deep between your teeth and gum lines and detect potential problems such as gum disease during a process. Once the flossing is complete a fluoride rinse is used to remove any remaining debris.

If it’s been awhile since your last dental exam or cleaning, there’s no better time than now to schedule an appointment with the professional team at Rossland Landing Dental Clinic, now serving the Ajax area.

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