Teeth Cleaning Center
Ideal Smile Teeth Cleaning & Checkup
All you need to know how to protect your teeth
Dental teeth cleaning and checkup is what we call hygiene appointment or a recall visit. It is not just a teeth cleaning. Whether you had a filling done, a smile makeover, implants or just looking to have a healthy mouth at Ideal Smile we will keep your smile healthy for life by providing you with the best dental teeth cleaning in our beautiful office located in DHA Phase 4. Our team of dentists is dedicated to provide you the best treatment and give you the best experience.
Teeth Cleaning at Ideal Smile
Studies show patients consistent with dental teeth cleaning and adult dental checkup are more likely to have healthier bone and gums and will keep their teeth considerably longer.
Many conditions can be diagnosed during your regular checkup and cleaning visits. Early detection and treatment will help you avoid costly and potentially serious dental problems in the future.
Poor oral hygiene can have serious implications on your cardiovascular well-being and general health.
Poor oral health can impair your ability to eat well and digest your food, leading to serious nutritional and systemic problems.
Appearance and self-esteem are important factors in having a successful personal life and career. A beautiful and healthy smile will help you achieve your goals and desires.
What to Expect During the Hygiene Visit?
During your first adult dental checkup and teeth cleaning visit, our dentists will review and assess your health history to determine if there are any existing medical conditions that could impact your treatment. At each subsequent visit, they assess your oral health and note any changes.
Every new patient visit will start by having digital x-rays. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition that prevents you from having x-rays taken please note it in your medical history. If you had x-rays taken within the last 12 months, please have them sent over to our office. Our goal is not to take the x-rays but have diagnostic material so we could provide our patients with a comprehensive dental examination.
One of our dentists will perform a check of your dentition (teeth exam) for possible new & recurrent decay. If such is detected you will be explained the conditions and given treatment options.
During the periodontal exam, your gums will be evaluated for the signs of gum disease by measuring periodontal pockets with a probe.
We will make sure that you are completely pain free and experience no discomfort during your procedure with us.
At the end of your visit, we will teach, review, and reinforce the techniques of good oral hygiene, including effective brushing and flossing (see instructions below).
What Does A Routine Dental Teeth Cleaning at Ideal Smile Involve?
Dental cleaning procedure comprises several steps.
First, the dentist will identify areas of tartar and teeth plaque. Plaque is a soft film covering your teeth that can be removed by proper brushing, tartar or calculus is hardened plaque that can be eliminated only with the help of dental instruments.
After that, the dentist will remove obvious deposits of calculus using our Ultrasonic Cavitron Machine, an ultrasonic scaler that sprays water. The next part of the dental cleaning is performed using manual instruments called scalers. The hygienists will clean all the surfaces of your teeth — even the tiny spaces between teeth and along the gum line where plaque and tartar form and gum disease-causing bacteria gather.
The last part of dental teeth cleaning is performed using prophy paste. Prophy paste has a coarse quality that dissolves into the finer texture as it removes the remainder of the plaque from your teeth.This is the part patients like best, for it is here that one’s teeth become bright, shiny and smooth.
As each tooth gets cleaned, the dentist also pays attention to areas where tooth plaque and tartar have accumulated. These areas indicate you need to use better brushing and flossing techniques to keep teeth and gums healthy between visits. Once the dental teeth cleaning is complete, the dentist will review these areas with you and provide guidance to help you correct your brushing technique so you can maintain proper oral hygiene.
How Long Does A Dental Teeth Cleaning Take?
A new patient visit usually lasts 1 hour to 1 hour 15 min. A recall appointment for an existing patient is 45 min long.
Do I Need To Take An Antibiotic Before Dental Cleaning?
Generally, dental cleaning and other dental procedures do not require premedication with antibiotics unless the patient has had a recent surgery where a prosthesis or heart valve was placed. The final determination in these matters is made by the patient’s physician.
How Often Do I Need To Have A Dental Cleaning?
You should have your teeth cleaned every six months to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Between cleanings, be sure to brush and floss regularly and using the correct technique, and try to avoid sugary snacks, which can cause bacteria to multiply.
Will Teeth Cleaning Help Treat Gum Disease?
If you have mild, early gum disease, or gingivitis, having your periodontal maintenance may be enough to prevent the disease from progressing. You will be asked to visit us twice a year to ensure the procedure is effective in preventing the disease progression.