Professional teeth cleaning at the dentist: stages, prices, Dubai
Dental health begins with regular care, daily oral hygiene. Every day, a person must clean the tooth surfaces and gums from food debris and plaque that accumulates in the mouth and acts as a favorable environment for the development of pathogenic bacteria that can provoke the appearance of inflammatory and infectious processes. Everyday care must be complemented by professional oral hygiene performed in the clinic.
Why is it so important, what does comprehensive professional dental hygiene include? We will answer these questions in detail in a new material on the website of our dentistry, AESTHETE. And you can get professional teeth cleaning procedures at any time convenient for you in our clinic on Bluewaters Island Resident part, Building 10.
Professional teeth cleaning in dentistry: description of the procedure, indications for carrying out
Even if you brush your teeth regularly and use all the necessary and properly selected tools in home oral hygiene, you still won’t be able to eliminate all plaque. It accumulates not only on the outer and inner surfaces of the teeth, but also in the supragingival, subgingival and interdental spaces. An ordinary brush and paste will not cope with those deposits that have had time to mineralize and harden to the strength of a stone.
Remaining in the oral cavity, soft and mineralized deposits will create an environment favorable for the active reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms. It is the harmful bacteria living in plaque that are the cause of inflammation, caries, tooth decay and bad breath. And only a professional hygiene procedure helps to remove absolutely all deposits, destroy pathogenic microflora and carry out high-quality prevention of dental diseases.
Professional comprehensive teeth cleaning is always performed in the hygienist's office and involves the sequential implementation of three procedures at once:
- removal of tartar by ultrasound;
- elimination of soft and pigmented plaque with Air Flow air-abrasive technology;
- remineralization (fluoridation).
AESTHETE clinic, operating on the Bluewaters Island Resident part, Building 10, offer their patients to undergo professional hygiene in comfortable conditions.
Indications for comprehensive professional cleaning
The main indication for carrying out a hygienic complex in the dentist's office is maintaining hygiene at a qualitative level and carrying out the prevention of caries and other dental diseases.
However, sanitation can also be recommended by the attending physician and for the following indications:
Professional teeth cleaning is a regular step in the treatment of periodontitis and periodontal disease. Only this procedure can stop the development of inflammatory processes and prevent the negative consequences of periodontal disease.
What is the result of professional hygiene?
The procedure carried out using professional technologies:
- remove all types of dental deposits from the enamel and hard-to-reach corners of the oral cavity;
- remove pigmentation of the enamel, which appeared due to bad habits, frequent use of coloring foods;
- restores a beautiful, natural color to the teeth;
- will ensure the smoothness of tooth enamel, which will reduce the rate of formation of new deposits;
- strengthen the natural enamel layer of the teeth and help restore its structure;
- reduce the risk of developing caries and periodontal disease;
- makes your breath fresh.
Benefits of comprehensive hygiene
Regularly doing professional teeth cleaning, you get the opportunity to reduce the time and financial costs of dental treatment in the future. Occupational hygiene not only helps to carry out effective prevention of teeth and gums, it makes it possible to see any problem in time and immediately take care of its elimination.
Professional cleaning is not unpleasant, it will not cause pain, it does not require drilling of teeth and any other painful manipulations. The complex can be performed by patients of any age, and even pregnancy is not a contraindication to its implementation. On the contrary, future mothers definitely need professional cleaning, which will prevent caries and other dental diseases that are undesirable during pregnancy.
When wearing prostheses, implants and veneers, the procedure will also be useful. It will act as a preventive measure against inflammatory processes, and will help maintain the aesthetic appearance of the installed structures. A full range of procedures is carried out in just 1-1.5 hours. After spending a minimum of time, you get a radiant smile and gentle dental care!
How often should you have a professional teeth cleaning?
Dentists advise to undergo professional hygiene at least 2 times a year. Smokers, coffee and strong tea lovers are shown an increased frequency: about once every 3-4 months. More often you need to go through the complex and people who have bite pathologies. For example, with severe crowding of teeth, it is simply impossible to qualitatively clean the interdental space from plaque. And with the constant presence of deposits between the teeth, the risk of caries of the contact surfaces increases.
If you wear braces or other types of orthodontic appliances, professional hygiene should be repeated once every 3 months. In the presence of inflammatory processes in the periodontium, the procedure is also carried out once every three months.
The main stages of professional hygiene
Comprehensive hygiene is carried out in several successive stages, each of which is designed to solve a specific problem and involves the use of a certain technology.
Inspection, assessment of the current quality of hygiene
Before carrying out the manipulations, the dentist will definitely conduct a visual examination of the oral cavity and teeth in order to assess the current state of hygiene, to identify possible contraindications to the use of one or another technology included in the professional cleaning complex.
Tartar is called deposits that have had time to mineralize and harden. Their strength is similar to the hardness of natural stone and it is natural that you will not be able to clean off such plaque from the tooth surfaces with an ordinary brush. Only ultrasound is capable of destroying mineralized deposits, and with its application, the procedure of complex professional hygiene begins.
Ultrasonic waves are generated by a special device and transmitted to the teeth using a scaler. The doctor treats each tooth with this instrument and as a result, mineralized plaque is removed from the most inaccessible parts of the oral cavity.
There is no need to be afraid of ultrasonic cleaning, this procedure is painless. However, if there is a lot of stone, it is old, or you have increased tooth sensitivity, then the dental hygienist will definitely offer to do local anesthesia, which will completely remove the discomfort. A significant advantage of ultrasonic technology is its safety. Ultrasonic waves do not destroy or damage the structure of enamel and soft tissues. They only work on stone.
Before using ultrasound, you need to make sure that you have no contraindications to this method of cleaning. Ultrasound is not used for hygiene in adolescent patients, as the process of enamel formation is not yet complete, and the procedure can do more harm than good. Ultrasonic treatment is contraindicated when taking certain drugs, with inflammation of the mucous membrane, oncological diseases. The technology cannot be used in patients with installed pacemakers suffering from severe pathologies of the respiratory system. Braces will be a temporary limitation on ultrasonic exposure. When wearing orthodontic appliances, you can do local treatment with a scaler and clean your teeth from plaque using the Air Flow air-abrasive method.
By removing tartar with professional ultrasound cleaning, you take good care of the health and beauty of your smile. Mineralized plaque increases the risk of caries, periodontitis, it is also the cause of bad breath.
After ultrasonic treatment, the dentist will wash the destroyed stone from the oral cavity with water and proceed to the next stage in the hygienic complex - professional Air Flow teeth cleaning.
Professional Hygiene Air Flow
After removing mineralized plaque, the tooth surfaces should be cleaned of soft, pigmented deposits. The best way to do this is with Air Flow technology. It involves cleaning the teeth by supplying a solution containing small abrasive particles on their surface. The liquid with an abrasive gives in under high pressure, thanks to which deposits are successfully removed in the most inaccessible parts of the mouth. Air Flow is effective even against smoker's plaque!
The procedure does not cause any discomfort to the patient and is even pleasant, because the solution contains flavors with a pleasant smell and taste. Abrasive particles are so small that they do not injure or destroy the enamel.
An additional bonus from professional cleaning Air Flow will be the lightening of tooth enamel to its natural shade. Therefore, if you are satisfied with the natural color of your teeth, you can not whiten your teeth, but simply do Air Flow hygiene.
The technology has a minimum of contraindications for use. Professional hygiene Air Flow is not recommended for too thin natural enamel. In this case, you first need to undergo a course of remineralizing and strengthening therapy, and then you can do a cleansing with the use of anesthetics. It is also necessary to refuse to use the technique if there is an allergic reaction to any of the components of the solution. Professional air-abrasive cleaning is performed with caution in patients with asthma and other severe respiratory diseases.
At the AESTHETE clinic, Air Flow hygiene is performed using the advanced AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master device.
After professional cleaning, the surface of the teeth will be slightly rough. To eliminate this roughness, the dentist will polish the teeth with a special tool. After polishing, the enamel acquires perfect smoothness, which slows down the accumulation of new plaque layers, as well as a beautiful shine.
The specialist will polish the tooth surfaces using a drill and nozzles of various types, as well as professional abrasive pastes. The use of a drill with high speed ensures the efficiency and speed of polishing, nozzles are selected according to the type of surface to be treated.
The use of AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master allows AESTHETE clinic doctors to do without the polishing step. Enamel after cleaning on this device will be perfectly smooth, with a beautiful pleasant shine, without any additional manipulations.
The purpose of fluoridation after professional teeth cleaning is to strengthen tooth enamel, make it more resistant to pathogens and negative external factors. In the procedure, preparations containing calcium and fluorine are used.
The solution is applied to the teeth, and it will not only make the enamel stronger, but also help to remove the sensitivity that can occur immediately after professional hygiene.
The final stage of the professional hygiene complex will be a consultation with a specialist. The dentist will give recommendations on the choice of brushes, pastes and other tools for home cleaning, as well as tips on care.
In order for the result of the procedures to last longer, you need to follow a "white" diet for 2-3 days, excluding products with coloring pigments from the diet. Within 2 hours after cleaning, you should refrain from eating and do not smoke for 3-4 hours, otherwise the enamel may turn into an unpleasant yellow color from nicotine.
AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master for professional dental and oral hygiene
Air-abrasive cleaning of pigmented plaque in our dentistry is carried out using the advanced professional hygiene device AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master from the Swiss brand EMS, the authoring of which is Air Flow technology.
The new unit is an improved model of the basic apparatus and is distinguished by both more powerful characteristics and unique features, as well as the presence of a set of innovative tips:
- AIRFLOW MAX® - effectively eliminates subgingival and supragingival plaque, pigmented deposits, tartar (in a small amount);
- PERIOFLOW® - used to clean plaque from periodontal and peri-implant pockets up to 9 mm deep, used to clean implants and spaces between teeth;
- PIEZON® NO PAIN PS - tip for gentle removal of mineralized deposits. This nozzle makes the procedure for removing tartar as gentle as possible, so it can be used even with enamel hypersensitivity.
From the base model AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master will also differ in the following advantages
- The ability to regulate the power and temperature of the water that is supplied to the tooth surfaces. Heating eliminates the unpleasant reaction of the enamel to cold water;
- High speed of work, allowing you to carry out all the manipulations to remove plaque as quickly as possible. The procedure with the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master takes about 40 minutes, while the complex with more outdated equipment takes 1.5 hours.
The AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master uses a unique polishing powder with rounded granules. This form of abrasive particles is harmless to the enamel, it does not scratch or injure its surface. Therefore, after the complex, additional polishing with brushes, rubber bands and other tools is not required.
Teeth brushing with AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master is an opportunity to make the care of your teeth high-quality, efficient and comfortable. And we are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to you!
Which is better to do: ultrasonic cleaning or Air Flow?
The most correct answer to this question will be the following: these procedures are best done in combination, because they solve completely different problems. Ultrasonic professional hygiene removes mineralized and very hard plaque that no other technique can cope with. Air Flow helps to remove pigmented deposits, freshen breath, and carry out antiseptic treatment of the entire oral cavity.
However, it may turn out that the patient will have contraindications to any of the techniques. And then the doctor will select the best option that will help achieve high quality hygiene and will not cause harm to health.
Prices for professional hygiene
Prices for professional hygiene will be significantly lower than the cost of full-fledged dental treatment. Doing a hygienic complex regularly, you competently save on the services of dentists!
Do you want your smile to always shine with whiteness, and you have to treat your teeth as rarely as possible? Attend professional dental cleanings at the AESTHETE Dubai Clinic on Bluewaters Island Resident part, Building 10.