Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up on the teeth over time. If the tartar is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. If plaque is allowed to build up, the bacteria in it can cause gum disease, making your gum bleed, sore and infected.
The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.
What is a dental hygienic cleaning?
Dental hygienic cleaning removes tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing. The treatment includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
Does it hurt to have your teeth cleaned?
Most people find that cleanings are painless and feeling some tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during “scraping” – do not cause discomfort. A lot of patients even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards.
How long does the treatment take?
This treatment takes approximately. 20-30 minutes.
How much does it cost?
Our Prophy-Jet Teeth Polishing treatment is available from €95.
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