Friday, September 7, 2012

Visiting the Dentist for Cleaning

Going to the dentist is one of the worst nightmares not just for kids; but, adults as well. Usually when you visit the clinic you'd find the dental hygienist as well as the health professional.
Usually the dental hygienist examines the patient first and only then will you be sent to the actual professional who would treat you for the reason you've visited. The hygienist would tell you what to do in order to improve your overall oral health.
Do you need to get your teeth cleaned?
Well, each and every one of us brushes our teeth and tries to maintain a good personal hygiene. However, just brushing your teeth isn't going to be enough if you're looking for the best oral health. There are times when you need to get your teeth cleaned by professionals and this is usually done based on your visits to the dentist.
Why get your teeth cleaned?
Tarter build up is rampant on all our teeth no matter how well we brush. Therefore, it's necessary that you visit the dentist regularly in order to get the teeth above the gums cleaned.
Plaque is easy to get rid of using a tooth brush and floss - that's what we do at home. However, tartar and calculus is not that easy to get rid of and you would need a professional to do it with the right equipment.
After cleaning - what next?
After the cleaning process has been completed, there's a lot more that needs to be done such as the polishing of teeth, which is the crown of your teeth (the part above the gum line).
Usually the polishing process is carried out by the hygienist and they make sure that there's a less chance of stains forming on your teeth. If at all there are stains on your teeth that aren't going even after cleaning, they use a rotating rubber cup or another abrasive substance in order to get rid of the stains.
Apart from getting your teeth cleaned and checked, the dentist as well as the hygienist would offer you tips as to what you need to do in order to keep your oral health under control. Of course they're not going to tell you to brush your teeth as that's something we all do. But, in some cases special care needs to be taken and they would let you know if you're one of those few people.

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