Dental Dental Hygiene Fluoride finish Monday to Friday Oral sandblasting Saturday Appointment Teeth

Scaling, Air abrasion (sandblasting) , Polishing and Fluoride finish

Step 1: Scaling

Your dentist in Neem Dental Clinic will remove the hardest calculus on your teeth with an electric scaler. This instrument has a fine tip that vibrates at a high speed for ultimate precision. It also sprays a cooling mist of water to help scrape off tartar and wash away debris.

Step 2: Air abrasion (sandblasting)

Are your teeth badly stained? We use air abrasion to eradicate stains and brighten your smile. This technique is performed by a machine that emits aluminium oxide particles to dislodge plaque and tartar. A dental dam is used to protect any teeth that don’t require air abrasion.

Step 3: Hand tools

Our skilled dentists in Neem Dental Clinic also use a variety of hand tools (called scalers and curettes) to reach those more hidden places around the teeth. The tools come in different shapes to suit your teeth, making it easier to remove smaller tartar deposits and smooth out the surfaces.

Step 4: Polishing

Your treatment is completed with a polish. A spinning rubber cup is filled with a gritty paste (called prophylaxis) and held up to your teeth. The cup spins against the teeth and polishes them until they’re smooth and shiny. Your teeth will look and feel a lot cleaner.

Step 5: Fluoride finish

Our dental practice in Neem Dental Clinic can also strengthen your teeth by applying a fluoride coating. It’s designed to restore the enamel with essential minerals.

Dental Hygiene Monday to Friday Oral Saturday Appointment

Why Does My Breath Smell Bad When Wearing a Mask?

Now that wearing masks is the new norm, I’m sure you’ve noticed a change in your breath. You’ve probably referred to it as “mask breath” or something similar. But, in reality your mask isn’t to blame for the smell. Think of wearing a mask as constantly cupping your mouth to smell your own breath.Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, is usually a result of decreased saliva production. There are plenty of reasons you could be experiencing bad breath, but we decided to make a list of the most common reasons.

Bad Breath Culprits

1. It’s important to discuss that when you’re wearing a mask you’re not able to drink. If you aren’t drinking as much water as normal, this can result in bad breath. Drinking water regularly allows for bacteria to be washed away before they multiply and cause your breath to smell.

2. Diet is a main culprit for bad breath. Foods like garlic, coffee, fish, eggs, and onion are all known to leave an odor behind. Along with these foods, sweets can also leave an odor behind. According to CNN, bacteria can feed off of sugar, leaving a foul smell behind. These happen the worst with gummies and caramels. If you have a sweet tooth, your best option is to go with plain chocolate!

3. When food gets trapped between your teeth and gums, bacteria will start breaking it down, leaving a stink behind. If you’re experiencing this try brushing your teeth and tongue three times a day, flossing, and using a mouthwash with fluoride in it!

4. Mouth breathers continuously get a bad reputation for a few reasons, and one of them is for having bad breath. At night, saliva production is decreased. Mouth breath or snoring can even further dry out the mouth, making your breath even fouler than the normal “morning breath”. The best way to combat the mouth breathing stench is to drink lots of water and continue with a normal healthy dental hygiene routine.

5. Underlying medical conditions can cause bad breath. If you’re experiencing acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease the acid can easily create bad breath. Untreated GERD can develop into serious illness. Bad breath can also be an early sign of underlying disease that don’t have any noticeable symptoms.

Say Goodbye To Bad Breath

If you’ve recently noticed your “mask breath”, consider making an appointment with your dentist! During this visit, your dentist will be able to determine the culprit of your bad breath and be able to give you some solutions. At Neem Dental Clinic, your dentist, we are taking measurable precautions to keep you and our staff safe.