Maintenance of Oral Hygiene
In order to maintain proper oral hygiene, dentists always recommend professional cleaning or scaling of the teeth at least once in the year. We, dentists inspite of proper and disciplined dental care get the deposition of the tartar on our teeth which gets scaled once a year. The proper technique of brushing the teeth twice a day coupled with flossing would take care of your oral hygiene for sure.
Flossing is done with the help of a thread like material which is called Dental Floss, it is inserted between 2 teeth & pulled from one side to remove the adherent plaque and tiny food particles which get lodged in between the teeth. This floss is coated with wax, as to catch food in between the teeth by the virtue of the stickiness. At our dental clinic, we recommend you to do this procedure every night before going to the bed.
Floss is over the counter where the product is freely available and provided by companies like Colgate, Oral-B etc.
Dentist recommends the use of super floss for the cleaning of food particles which got stuck between the fixed bridges & gums.
Inter-dental brushes: Whenever there is a food lodgement between the gaps of the teeth, inter-dental brushes are recommended. And also they are recommended for the dental treatment of the patients who are periodically (gums) compromised to ensure that the teeth is been properly clean.
Scaling or Cleaning of Teeth
Cosmetic Dentist Dr Suhas Lele advises to scaling/cleaning of the teeth, which removes the adherent tartar & food particles in between the teeth and also between the teeth and gums. External stains which are on the teeth and cannot be removed by simple brushing can now be removed by the scaling and polishing.
Scaling is a dental procedure which is done by the state of the art, with modern ultrasonic technique in our own dental clinic. This procedure is safe and does not cause any harm or scratches on the natural tooth structure.
There is no need to give local anesthesia for this procedure as this is a virtually painless procedure. Tartar / Calculus appears as blackish, brown, yellow and is a hard deposit between the gums and the teeth.
Excessive deposition of tartar over a period of time will lead to the mobility of teeth and unhealthy gums.
Some external stains on the teeth, which are caused by tobacco, smoking, intake of tea & coffee etc. Many a time a person does not have these habits and has good brushing habits, but unfortunately, stains are still seen.
This happens because of the few chromogenic bacteria which are present in the saliva that causes these stains.
Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of lightening the color of the teeth. Whitening is
often desirable when teeth become yellowed over time for a number of reasons, and can be
achieved by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel. The chemical degradation
of the chromogens within or on the tooth is termed as bleaching.
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient most commonly used in the whitening products and is delivered as either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide Tooth discolouration and staining is primarily due to two sources of stain: intrinsic and extrinsic. In essence, tooth whitening primarily targets those intrinsic stains which cannot be removed through mechanics such as a debridement (clean) or prophylaxis, in the dental office.
Our clinic uses the Philips Zoom light which is the number one professional whitening brand requested by the patient. Philips zoom is a Global leader in professionally-endorsed teeth whitening, and Philips zooms white speed delivers up to 8 shades of whitening in just 45 minutes with the help of advanced light-activation technology.
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