Personal dental care is very essential. If normal brushing is not done properly, bacterial plaque builds up.
Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that is formed on the teeth. The bacteria multiply rapidly in this film and can cause infections. The dental plaque has to be removed within 10-14 hours by brushing or else it hardens to form calculus or tartar. Once formed, calculus cannot be removed by normal brushing but has to be removed by dentist.
Proper brushing and flossing can minimize the visits to a dentist. Although brushing and flossing can prevent bacterial plaque build up to a large extent, a professional Teeth cleaning
by a dentist once in six months is advised.
When a dentist cleans the teeth, he removes the soft and hard deposits, plaque and stains from the surface of the teeth. The main reason of having your teeth cleaned is to prevent or delay the onset of gum diseases. During tooth cleaning, dentist can remove coffee and tea stains. He will also polish your teeth to give you a whiter and brighter smile!
The frequency of professional Teeth cleaning
depends on the health of your teeth and gums. One must visit a dentist for professional advice. The dentist will assess the teeth and decide what best is to be done.
If there are deep pockets along the tooth roots between the teeth and gums, the patient will be unable to reach them by brushing. This leads to gum tissue inflammation. Deep teeth cleaning are necessary to remove the inflammation and debris.
By this way, we can make our smile beautiful, white and healthy