Dental Cleaning in Killeen, TX
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What Is The Importance Of Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleaning is a part of preventive dentistry that helps maintain your smile aesthetics and the health of your teeth and gums. Even if you brush or floss regularly, it is still possible that your teeth may have plaque accumulation, tartar deposits, or other stains. It can also affect the condition of the surrounding gum tissues, which causes gum bleeding during brushing or eating.
Residues of edible items remain in your mouth whenever you eat or chew food. When these residues accumulate, the bacteria in your mouth convert them into plaque. Plaque accumulation is normal, and regular brushing can eliminate it, but sometimes, plaque can turn into a harder substance called calculus. It is not easy to remove and requires professional help.
Stains from certain food items or smoking/tobacco use are also difficult to remove by brushing alone. That is why our dentists provide on-site dental cleaning in Killeen, TX, that removes plaque, calculus, and tooth stains. It not only restores your beautiful smile but also helps to reduce the risk of tooth and gum infections.
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What To Expect During A Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning is a simple procedure in which a special device removes plaque/calculus deposits and dental stains. Prior to beginning the procedure, our assigned dental specialist will take a brief dental and medical history to rule out any precautions beforehand. Your safety and comfort is our utmost priority at ACE Dental of Killeen. Our dentists use sterilized instruments for every procedure. Generally, dental cleaning or scaling at our office in Killeen, TX, is done without anesthesia. However, if you have very sensitive teeth or inflamed gums, discuss it with your dentist so that you are provided with options to reduce discomfort.
An ultrasonic scaling device generates vibrations to break down plaque and calculus deposits. A water-based mist attached to it helps to wash away residues or debris. If water content begins to pool in your mouth, a suction tube sucks excess water and debris to avoid ingestion. An ultrasonic scaler is also useful in removing different types of dental stains. Hand scaling instruments, such as scalers and curettes, are also available at our dental setup in Killeen to provide manual dental cleaning. You are allowed to rinse your mouth during and after the procedure to ensure that all residues are eliminated.
The completion of scaling is followed by polishing. Its purpose is to restore your teeth’ smooth, shiny appearance. The whole process of dental cleaning takes about an hour. For cases that require special attention, a longer duration may be necessary. Once complete, your dentist will give follow-up instructions to maintain your oral hygiene at its best.