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What is Teeth Cleaning?

Teeth cleaning; It is called the removal of bacteria and plaque (Calculus) accumulated in the mouth from teeth and gums. Tooth cleaning is a treatment to prevent tooth loss and to preserve the integrity of oral and dental health. Tooth cleaning applied by dentists can also be called tartar removal, dental tartar removal or curettage.

What is Calculus?

A plaque forms on the tooth surface, which causes the accumulation of bacteria. This plaque forms approximately 12 hours after brushing the teeth. For this reason, it is desirable to brush the teeth at least 2 times a day to remove this plaque. In cases where plaque cannot be removed adequately and effective brushing is not performed, tartar (tartar) forms with the involvement of minerals and bacteria in our saliva.

Is Calculus harmful?

While tartar accumulation causes discoloration of the teeth, it can cause gum infections and even resorption (melting) in the jawbone. Tartars that attack the gums can also cause gingival recession. Since tartar containing large amounts of bacteria can cause infections in the mouth, it should be cleaned.

How is calculus removed? How to Clean?

· The cleaning process begins with a physical examination of your entire mouth.

· The amount of tartar and plaque will determine the time it takes to scrape off the dirt.

· The dentist carefully scrapes the plaque and tartar formed in the mouth with special tools without damaging the tooth structure.

· The dental scaling tool used by the dentist breaks up plaque and tartar through vibration.

· Tartars, which are disintegrated as a result of spitting by giving water and air to the area, are thrown out of the mouth.

· The dentist checks whether the tartar and plaques are moving away from the tooth by holding a mirror to all parts of the tooth.

· After the tartar cleaning process, the dentist makes superficial and gentle abrasions with toothpaste-like aromas on the teeth for better tartar cleaning.

· According to the condition of the mouth, tooth stain cleaning is divided into sessions and continued until hygiene is achieved in the mouth.

Are there any side effects of Teeth Cleaning?

As a result of tooth cleaning (detertrage), teeth and gums are purified. The understanding of "Once you have your teeth cleaned, you need to have them cleaned all the time" is partially wrong. The truth: Tartars should be cleaned at regular intervals anyway. And when done correctly, there is no harm to the teeth. The ultrasonic cleaning heads used provide micro vibrations to the calculus to break it up. These vibrating tips should only be applied to the area of calculus. When applied to a healthy surface without calculus, it becomes easier to accumulate calculus again by creating scratches on the surface. After the ultrasonic cleaner, polishing is done with a mechanical brush and the stains accumulated on the teeth are also removed. Therefore, Teeth Cleaning is a very important and must-have operation.

Will all the stains be completely removed after cleaning the teeth?

Trying to remove 100% of the stains on the teeth may not always be the right choice. In some people, there may be erosion (abrasion) or small structural pits or caries on the teeth with the formation of stains. These are not stains and different scraping methods (such as filling) should be applied apart from cleaning.

Some natural grooves require over-polishing to remove stubborn stains, which is actually not a good thing. Excessive polishing can cause micro-abrasion on the teeth and cause more and early formation of stains later on. In this case, after cleaning most of the stains on the teeth of our patients, it may be healthier to leave the spots that remain sporadically.

Also, people want the lines in the grooves on the chewing surface of the teeth to be removed as they are stains, but they are not stains. These are the grooves where the teeth should be, and because they are folded inwards, they appear as black lines. These are not bad things, in fact, it is considered a success to color these grooves in the filling in the aesthetic fillings made recently.

Is Teeth Cleaning a painful treatment?

Under normal conditions, teeth cleaning is not a painful treatment. Because the intervention made here is not to the living teeth, but to the stones and stains around them. Since no damage is done to the teeth, there should be no complaints of pain or pain except sensitivity. If the gingiva has become sick and it will hurt when cleaning, we recommend our patients to undergo curettage treatment, which is an advanced gingival treatment, instead of normal cleaning.

How long should Teeth Cleaning be repeated?

In terms of oral and dental health, the tooth stain cleaning application applied by dentists should be repeated within 6 months to 1 year. The perception that the repetition of tooth cleaning harms the teeth is completely wrong. Because the formation of tartar continues after the treatment of food residues accumulated in the mouth. In this respect, when dental tartar removal treatment is neglected, tooth infection, tooth inflammation and tooth loss as a result are inevitable.

What should be considered after Teeth Cleaning?

· After cleaning the teeth, sensitivity in hot and cold can be seen for a few days, it is normal.

· The gaps felt between the teeth as a result of cleaning the tartar are the normal gaps available.

· Teeth may wobble a little when cleaning is done in the later period of gum disease, when tartar is dense and / or in the later period of gum disease.

· After cleaning the tartar on the tooth surface, rough areas can be felt with the tongue.