We have a lot of questions as usual: “What is the professional teeth whitening?”
“Why do we need to see a doctor if we can brush teeth at home?” “Why do dental scales appear?” “What types of dental scales are?” “How does a dentist brush teeth?” and so on.
For oral hygiene, you simply need: high-quality cleaning of teeth at home, as well as regular visits to the dentist. Nowadays we have to state the fact that most people have not learned how to brush their teeth properly, because a dull, chaotic toothbrush driving with a toothbrush for a minute can hardly be called a quality cleaning. What to do in this case? Correctly, to ask a dentist to help you, he will professionally clean teeth of dental scale, at the same time relieve the bad breath caused by this, and also conduct a comprehensive preventive examination for the presence of caries and periodontitis. As a consequence, you will forget what caries and bleeding gums are, and healthy teeth will brighten your smile.
Professional dental cleaning at the dentist is a whole complex of procedures that is performed by the dentist in order to clean and improve the oral organs, as well as the aesthetic effect of this procedure. You should see a doctor once in six months. If you have problems with the gums then visit a dentist at least once in three months.
Many people have a brown coating of tea, coffee, smoking formed on the teeth. On the formed dental plaque salts from saliva settle, to which microbes from an oral cavity join. This is how dental scale is formed. Pathological microorganisms multiply at a tremendous rate in dental scale and plaque, causing first inflammation of the gums, and then inflammation of the ligament of teeth and bone around the teeth. Gingivitis develops first, the first sign of which is the bleeding of the gums, and then the periodontitis, when the teeth begin to fall out. If you do not take urgent measures, the development of periodontitis will lead to loss of teeth.
The development of gingivitis and periodontitis is influenced by ecology, living conditions, nutrition, and general condition of the body. And heritage is important only in 2% of cases.
Factors that contribute to the formation of dental scale:
- surface brushing of teeth;
- poorly selected toothbrush;
- unsuitable toothpaste;
- violation of diet (for example: excessive consumption of food that does not need chewing);
- health problems;
- uneven dentition;
- habit of chewing food with only one side of the jaw, etc.
Dense colored plaque and dental calculus can not be completely removed if you brush teeth every day. Therefore, it is necessary to perform hygienic procedures in the dental office regularly. Dentists strongly recommend professional cleaning before starting treatment. Because, very often caries appears under the dental stone and it is easier to cure it at the initial stage. Also, after brushing, the teeth become slightly whiter and the doctor can easily pick up the perfect color of the filling.
Dental scales are different:
- Subgingival dental scale can not be found at home. Only a dental probe is able to cope with this difficult task. This scale has a very intense color (from brown to black), in most cases it worries the elderly.
- Supragingival dental scale can be seen with the naked eye. Light yellow or white deposits are localized most often on the front teeth.
Professional teeth whitening is carried out in four stages. · The preparatory stage consists in consulting a dentist who will determine the presence of caries, the degree of its development, the presence of dental scale and the pathology of the gums. If it is necessary to conduct a series of studies and analyzes – the doctor will give an appointment. · At the second stage of whitening the doctor will remove dental scales. Solid deposits can easily be removed using an ultrasonic scaler. Enamel is much stronger than dental deposits. Ultrasound destroys the stone, but the tooth remains unharmed. During the procedure, the gums are minimally injured. But dental plaques, this is something between a hard dental scale and a bloom, even an ultrasound scaler is “too tough.” Plaques and roughness after removal of hard dental stones eliminates the air-abrasive system. Water and abrasive powder polish all the problem areas of the tooth. The tooth becomes smooth and naturally white, because the plaque that covered the tooth is now missing. · Next, the dentist polishes teeth with an abrasive paste. It should be known, under the influence of saliva, microorganisms and food, dental fillings change their color and fail very quickly. Abrasive paste takes care of seals and prolongs their service life, as a result – your teeth will be smooth and shiny.· Plating of teeth with fluorine-containing gel. After this procedure, tooth enamel will become much harder and stronger.
Today, the connection between poor oral hygiene and serious health problems is a proven fact. New facts were added to the above listed. It turns out that the bacteria plaque move into the bloodstream and contribute to the formation of atherosclerosis, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Therefore, our dental doctors are responsible not only for healthy teeth, but also for the general condition of our patients.