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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Cleaning

posted March 20th, 2020

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning is one of our most regularly-performed treatments at the practice. The treatment is easy to perform and fundamental for a patient’s dental hygiene. Find out what dental cleaning is, why it’s important and what to expect during a treatment session.

What Is A Dental Clean?

Dental cleaning is a common procedure that involves a mixture of oral hygiene techniques. A dedicated oral professional will perform a health analysis before performing a clean, removing plaque and tartar. The treatment is painless and is often carried out alongside a routine dental check-up.

Why Is A Dental Clean Important?

Dental cleaning is important for a number of reasons. Professional treatment achieves more than a standard clean at home and contributes to brighter, healthier teeth - increasing your confidence and transforming your smile. Some of the toughest stains, such as those caused by coffee, red wine and smoking, are hard to remove at home but our professional equipment can handle these with ease.

Our deep cleans work to remove bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. The cleaning process is also vital for slowing the progress of gum disease, making it a necessary treatment to undertake regularly if you have an existing diagnosis of the condition.

What To Expect During Your Cleaning Treatment

A typical cleaning treatment will see the hygienist examine the health of your teeth and gums. At this point they’ll be able to spot inflammation of the gums or any other general concerns. Afterwards the hygienist will start the clean, removing plaque and tartar with a scraper. This can give off the noise of scraping but is painless.

Afterwards the hygienist will perform a deep clean, using a high-powered electric toothbrush with gritty toothpaste. They may also use floss to get in-between your teeth. The treatment will be finished by adding a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth over the next few months. Finally, you will be asked to rinse off your mouth, removing any debris from the cleaning process. The entire treatment lasts anywhere from 10 - 20 minutes typically, and you can eat or drink immediately after.

How Often Should You Visit the Hygienist?

You can access a hygienist whenever you like, without needing to book an appointment with the dentist first, but if you’d prefer our team can arrange to pair up your appointments back-to-back for convenience. If you have gum disease, then we recommend you have an appointment at least every 3-months to halt the impact of this.

Book Your Dental Clean Today

Dental cleaning is a popular treatment and is carried out every day by your dental professionals. You can usually get a short notice appointment as needed. Booking your dental clean is simple. You don’t need to have an appointment with the dentist to secure your place, just get in touch with our team today! Call 0131 228 3060 or fill out our contact form, here.

Dr. Eimear O'Connell

BDS (Edin, 1992) MFGDP

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