Teeth Cleaning

What is teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a professional medical treatment. Our doctors and dental hygienists use a variety of treatment options to remove the plaque between your teeth and around your gum line. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that hands around, and a buildup of their yucky waste known can build up into tartar and cause cavities and gum disease. 

The totally normal scraping noises you hear are the sounds from our doctors physically removing the nasty buildup of tartar on your teeth. Bleeding is totally normal, especially if you have gingivitis (about 80% of people do!) and gum disease, because the tartar is stuck to your gumline. 

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

During an initial inspection, our doctors and hygienists will examine your teeth and gums for anything concerning and unusual. With the ease of our digital x-rays, our dental team then examine inside your teeth for early signs of cavities. 

With decades of experience, our hygienists use an ultrasonic scaler to gently ease away plaque and remove plaque buildup during teeth cleaning.

After the initial machine washing, your dental experts add a refining touch using handheld dental instruments for precise attention to details. While most patients experience minimal discomfort, our team can make the process easier with many options to lessen any pain! 

Fluoride Treatment for me?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that help build strong teeth and prevent cavities. After a refreshing cleaning, adding a layer of fluoride will support healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. The medical-grade treatment gel contains more fluoride concentration than what is in your toothpaste. Quick and comfortable, this fluoride treatment is a popular choice for many pediatric patients and adult patients alike as a preventive treatment.

What is periodontal disease?

Because if gum disease is present, a general cleaning will NOT remove the source of the bacteria! In the presence of gum disease, a deep cleaning is needed instead.

This non-surgical periodontal therapy is a procedure that involves the removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling) and then smoothing the surfaces of the roots (root planing). 

How often should I visit Parklane Dental?

Our patients look forward to their visit at Parklane Dental, and they recognize that frequent teeth cleanings can prevent severe oral issues. Our doctors recommend visiting at least every 6 months to reduce your risk of developing gum diseases and prevent cavities from worsening.

At the end of your visit, you will receive a complimentary dental oral health kit filled with goodies to help you start healthy oral habits at home! Come and book your appointment now for an exclusive Hello Kitty and Gudetama themed kit!