Professional brushing: when to conduct, types, features of the procedure
Everyone knows what a toothache is. Aching occurs with periodontal disease, and acute and intolerant with caries.
This is followed by a visit to the dentist and long-term treatment. But negative emotions can be avoided if you visit the dentist every six months, undergo a routine examination and conduct professional brushing.
What is toothbrushing in the dentist’s office?
Professional toothbrushing is a dental procedure that involves thorough cleaning of the teeth and oral cavity using an ultrasound machine. Due to the influence of microwaves, a high-quality cleaning of the tooth surface from contamination, soft plaque and even hard deposits is carried out. The procedure is painless and anesthesia is not necessary. A thorough brushing is recommended every 6 months.
What types of brushing are there?
There are some of the most common types of professional brushing in the dentist’s office. They differ in the method of implementation, the devices and solutions used, as well as the cost per procedure.
The most popular are:
Ultrasonic brushing was the primary type of procedure that appeared in Ukrainian dentistry. The method is universal, because it allows you to remove soft deposits, hard deposits and even deposits under the gums. It is important to note that subgingival deposits are extremely difficult to remove using other cleaning methods.
Ultrasonic cleaning is carried out as simply and painlessly as possible, slight discomfort is possible. It is recommended to carry out such cleaning no more than once every six months.
How is the cleaning going?
The ultrasound apparatus provides for the influence of vibrational movements and the creation of vibrational waves. This is what allows you to gently remove plaque and tartar, without violating the integrity of the enamel. In order to protect the tooth from heating, during the procedure, water with a special antiseptic solution is used.
The main advantages of the procedure:
Ultrasonic cleaning is painless;
It is carried out as accurately as possible, without touching the soft tissues of the oral cavity;
It has a therapeutic effect, removing bacteria;
Effective even with particularly complex dental deposits.
The second most popular method is AirFlow sandblasting. A method for removing plaque involves cleaning the teeth with a soda solution, water and air. The solution is supplied under high pressure, painlessly brushing your teeth and without violating the integrity of tooth enamel. It is important to note that AirFlow cleaning fights soft plaque and enamel pigmentation, but is not suitable for thorough removal of solid deposits.
Finely dispersed powder is applied to the teeth at a high speed, knocking out dirt. The AirFlow cleaning procedure also does not provoke pain and does not even cause a feeling of discomfort. Therefore, this particular brushing method is suitable for patients who are categorically afraid of dental devices and pain. The price for AirFlow toothbrushing in Kiev is quite reasonable and affordable for every patient.
Laser toothbrushing provides a laser effect on hard deposits and soft plaque. Non-contact brushing of each tooth individually does not allow to harm enamel and tooth integrity. During the procedure, the soft tissues of the oral cavity are protected by a special pad. Laser cleaning takes no more than half an hour, in the case of crooked teeth (and a more complex cleaning process) it can take up to 45 minutes.
At what age can professional brushing be done?
Dentists recommend that the procedure be performed no earlier than the patient has reached 18 years of age. During this period, the change of milk teeth to permanent teeth is already clearly observed, and the formed body tolerates the procedure better. Any of the methods of professional toothbrushing is required to be carried out no more often and at least once every 6 months. With regular brushing, the teeth will be protected from pathogenic bacteria, the risk of tooth decay will be reduced and the teeth will be much brighter.