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Teeth Cleaning in Brooklyn NYC

For healthy teeth, more than the usual home care is needed. Tartar and plaque are difficult to clean mechanically. They become a source of the development of bacteria, unpleasant odors, and caries.

Some information about Teeth Cleaning →

Professional hygiene is:

  • the health of gums and teeth, prevention of tooth decay;
  • teeth whitening;
  • no odor from the mouth;
  • detection of hidden problems under the plaque.

This procedure can be carried out by adults and children, considering the peculiarities of age. Starrett City Dental doctors will select the right professional dental cleaning technology for your case.

Types of Cleaning →

One of the most effective professional hygiene methods is removing dental plaque using ultrasound.

Advantages of the method:

  • cleaning teeth from any deposits: removes both soft plaque and hard tartar, including hard-to-reach subgingival pockets;
  • the procedure has a healing effect, inhibits the development of microbes, and reduces inflammation of the gums.
  • ultrasound does not have a mechanical effect on the enamel and does not damage it.

Ultrasonic cleaning removes tartar above and below the gum.

Features of the procedure 

The doctor removes tartar and other deposits with the help of special devices – ultrasonic scalers. With a scaler, it is possible to carefully clean the tooth’s surface and reach into the subgingival pockets and the spaces between the teeth. After cleaning, the tooth enamel becomes lighter; its natural shine is restored.

At the end of the ultrasonic scaler is a metal nozzle. It makes oscillatory movements with ultrasonic frequency and thereby acts on tartar, destroying and cleaning it off.

At the same time, water and antiseptic solutions are plentifully supplied through the nozzle. They cool the tooth’s surface, disinfect, and remove particles of tartar.

When cleaning, the patient feels a slight vibration; cleaning the areas under the gums can cause little discomfort. Patients with sensitive teeth are best treated with ultrasound under local anesthesia.

Contraindications:

  • chronic diseases in severe form;
  • the presence of cardiac arrhythmia;
  • tooth hypersensitivity;
  • children’s age until the complete change of teeth to permanent ones.

The procedure must be carried out regularly every 6-12 months. The doctor will determine more exact terms during the examination.

Professional cleaning of tartar and plaque will be needed more often if:

  • home cleaning of teeth is carried out irregularly or incorrectly,
  • there is a crowding of teeth,
  • patient smokes a lot
  • crowns and implants were placed.

Patients with braces need ultrasonic cleaning every three months.

Features of the procedure

A mixture of air, water, and abrasive falls on the teeth with a powerful jet through a special apparatus. This stream knocks down soft particles of plaque, ideally cleaning the tooth’s surface, interdental spaces, and areas under the gums. Due to the specific shape of the granules of the original abrasive, tooth enamel is not damaged during such cleaning.

Advantages of the method:

  • delicate cleaning even from persistent plaque caused by smoking, drinking coffee;
  • you get smooth enamel that has regained its natural color;
  • the composition and shape of the abrasive granules do not damage the enamel;
  • the procedure takes only a few minutes;
  • prevention of possible diseases of the teeth and gums.

Contraindications:

  • bronchial asthma, lung diseases;
  • if the patient has thinned tooth enamel;
  • if you are allergic to the components included in the abrasive mixture.

It must be remembered that when removing dental deposits, the dentist can achieve the most excellent effect during professional teeth cleaning by combining several methods and sometimes supplementing the above techniques with teeth whitening or laser gum treatment, depending on the clinical situation.

It is essential that ultrasonic and sandblasting is carried out only by a specialist, using modern equipment and original consumables that are safe for tooth enamel.

Dental cleaning for children and teenagers →

Patients under 18 years of age are used for cleaning with special pastes that do not injure the thin and delicate enamel of children’s teeth. Proven materials are used for milk teeth and permanent teeth.

The procedure is painless. In addition to its direct purpose – the prevention of caries and the aesthetics of a smile – professional cleaning shows children they can not be afraid at the dentist’s appointment.

Cleaning with pastes is also carried out by adults – in cases where air-flow technology is contraindicated.

Recommendations and care after procedures →

After the procedure, you must take into account the recommendations of your dentist:

  • apply with daily care a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste for sensitive teeth;
  • do not eat foods that have a coloring effect;
  • give up smoking and coffee;
  • use a mouthwash to relieve inflammation.

And, of course, remember a preventive examination by your dentist in six months. Preventing dental diseases with the help of timely regular prophylaxis is more profitable and healthier than treating caries and its complications. The cost of prevention is much lower than the cost of treating caries and, especially, pulpitis.