Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scaling : The Professional way of teeth cleaning



Dental cleaning means the professional way of teeth cleaning you can only receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. A routine dental cleaning should includes :
  • scaling (cleaning)
  • root planning
  • polishing.
The removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth wih differen types of instruments. The instruments which is used during your cleaning are:

Ultrasonic instrumen

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Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar (calculus). It sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature.



Hand instruments


Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone. the dentist or hygenist switch to hand instruments (called scalers and curettes) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces.

Polishing : Once all the surfaces are smooth, he will polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end with applying pumice paste on tooh surface.

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