A dental cleaning is a procedure in which the dentist removes plaque and tartar from around the teeth. This is done to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
The dental cleaning includes an examination of the patient's teeth, gums, and tongue; a prophylaxis (cleaning) of the teeth; and polishing of the teeth. The dentist will use a water pick to remove plaque from between the teeth, and may also use an air-polishing device or other instrument to remove tartar from under the gum line. The dentist may also take x-rays as part of a routine check-up or cleaning.
Dental cleanings are important because they can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, toothaches, headaches, bad breath (halitosis), cavities in children’s baby teeth (primary dentition), dry mouth (xerostomia), sleep apnoea, heart disease, stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes
It is important to be prepared for your dental visit. This can reduce anxiety and stress, and make the experience more comfortable.
Below are some tips on what to do before your visit:
- Brush your teeth before the appointment
- Clean your mouth with water or mouthwash
- Rinse out your mouth with water or mouthwash to remove any debris from brushing or flossing - Floss and brush as needed, but don't overdo it!
A dentist appointment is a necessary part of maintaining one's oral health. The dentist will examine the mouth, identify any problems, and provide solutions.
A dentist appointment typically begins with an examination of the teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. The dentist will also look for signs of infection or disease in the mouth. This may include checking for swollen lymph nodes in the neck or around the jawbone.
The next step is to take X-rays to check for cavities or other problems with the teeth and jawbone. The X-rays are then analysed by a specialist who can determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed immediately.
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