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Oral Hygiene – Harrow – Neem Dental Clinic

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean, and is considered to be the best means of prevention of cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental disorders. It also helps to prevent bad breath (halitosis).

Oral hygiene is necessary for all persons to maintain the health of their teeth and mouth. Healthy teeth have fewer cavities. They are clean and have minimal or no plaque deposits. Healthy gums are pink and firm.

Oral hygiene consists of both personal and professional care. Dental X-rays (radiographs) are often performed as part of routine professional examinations.

Why do I need to see a Hygienist?

Regular tooth cleaning by the dentist or dental hygienist is important to remove plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for a patient to reach on his own at home. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Most dentists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months.

Even if you do a great job of cleaning your teeth yourself and are religious about using dental floss, you still need professional cleanings. Dental hygienists use special techniques, instruments, and their professional training to complete oral hygiene that is impossible to do yourself. In addition, these professionals will examine your mouth as well as your teeth.

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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.