Watch this video to learn how a professional dentist cleans your teeth. The video explains the need for deep cleaning and its health benefits. The information also identifies areas where tartar can accumulate and the need to have these areas checked regularly to ensure that you maintain good oral health.
You should floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day.
This helps to remove foul odors and harmful bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum diseases. However, even after you have maintained routine oral health, there are areas in the mouth that you cannot clean properly, like the gum line. This requires professional intervention to remove the buildup. A dentist is likely to introduce scaling to remove tartar with the use of particular types of equipment. After scaling, teeth are polished using a gritty paste to remove stains on the teeth. The doctor will floss your teeth to ensure that the areas between the teeth are clean. If the bacteria have affected the gum line, the doctor can introduce root planing to clean up the gum line to control infection and bolster healing.