Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning

Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning

23 May, 2022
2 min read

Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning

In order to have a healthy mouth and avoid any gum disease like gingivitis, it is very important to get a dental cleaning every 6 months. A dental cleaning consists of removing any buildup (dental calculus) or tartar. Calculus or tartar is the biofilm that calcifies on our teeth´s surface when we don’t brush correctly.

What does dental cleaning consist of?
A conventional dental cleaning is done with a special instrument called curette or scaler. This allows for calculus or tartar to be removed manually. It is often a slow and painful process, and in some cases two appointments will be required in order to finish a dental cleaning.
At Cabdental we offer ultrasonic teeth cleanings, this is a modern and painless procedure. Ultrasonic cleanings are done with the help of a machine with a metallic tip that vibrates at a high frequency. This vibrations, with the help of water pressure, removes the tartar and bacteria build-up on the teeth´s surface.

Some benefits that ultrasonic dental cleanings offer are:
It allows dental cleanings to be an overall fast procedure. Each dental cleaning lasts approximately 30 minutes.
It is completely painless.
Removes dental stains.
Has access to small spaces where a toothbrush can’t reach.
You can get this procedure several times during the year.
It does not damage any tooth or gum tissue
Prevents gum diseases (periodontal diseases)
Prevents bad breath
Prevents cavities

How is the procedure done?
When you arrive to your appointment a dental bib will be placed on your chest to cover your clothes from any water splashing.
The dental cleaning will begin removing all tartar. You will notice immediate changes in your mouth, like spacing between teeth. Once the calculus has been removed, we will polish your teeth. This is done by a rotatory brush or silicone cup along with some polishing paste. This allows for the teeth´s surface to polish and remove any micro-scratches that will make calculus to form and attach easily to your teeth in the future.
Lastly, we will explain to you the correct brushing technique and flossing to help you improve your oral hygiene.