Teeth Whitening & Deep Cleaning

Natural, tartar, plaque and debris can accumulate on your teeth or even under your gum line. If these are not removed they can lead to dental conditions such as gingivitis, tooth decay and tooth loss in the long run. To make it worse, regular brushing and flossing of your teeth at home does not do enough to do away with this build up. It is therefore necessary to go through professional periodontal deep cleaning in order to remove these deposits and keep your gum and teeth healthy.

How tartar, plaque and bacteria build up on the teeth.

Every now and then, plaque forms on our teeth. This a sticky film that is made up of sugars and bacteria from the food that we consume on a daily basis. Tartar on the other hand, also known as calculus is just but hardened plaque. It is formed when plaque piles up on your teeth and it does not only develop where you can see it but it can also form below your gum line and in between the teeth where flossing cannot fight it. Tartar formation leads to more buildup of plaque since it has a rougher surface than the tooth enamel. The enamel, which is the outer most layer of the tooth is what becomes discolored and this is what gets whitened during the teeth bleaching process. When you have an up close look at the enamel through an electron microscope, you will see that it is quite porous and it is this very fact that leads to your teeth getting stained. Things such as tea, coffee, wine, specific fruits, vegetables, use of tobacco or smoking generally are all catalysts that lead to teeth discoloration. The microscopic particles from these things lodge themselves through the porous tooth enamel layer which makes your teeth appear stained and discolored. At Belterra Dental, we offer you with teeth cleaning and teeth whitening solutions that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is the number one sort after and performed procedure among all other cosmetic dental procedures. It is basically a procedure that is meant to brighten teeth and assist in the removal or stains or discoloration. All day long, there is a thin coating of bio-film that collects on our teeth. This film can attract some stains which end up being trapped in the pores of the enamel. Teeth whitening is a procedure that Is quite essential for general dental health. It is therefore very important that this is done by a professional teeth whitening dentist because all cavities need to be dealt with before the teeth are whitened.

Deep cleaning

To achieve optimal dental health, you can always consider doing a regular cleaning or deep cleaning for that matter. During regular cleaning, the dental hygienist clears away plaque or any other debris at or even above your gum line without using a complicated process. A periodontal deep cleaning procedure however requires that your dentist numbs you with anesthesia. All the calculus and debris below your gum line are done away with. Additionally, the roots of any teeth that may be infected are smoothed to eliminate any bacteria. Your dentist can as well prescribe antibiotics to you to help your body in fighting the infection. It takes two sessions which are about two weeks apart to complete the deep cleaning procedure. During the first visit, one side of your mouth is completed and the other during the second session.

Benefits of teeth whitening and deep cleaning.

Tooth whitening ensures that your dental health is met since your teeth are cleaned on a certain level that regular flossing and brushing cannot achieve. Deep cleaning wills stop periodontal disease right on its tracks. Removing tartar and plaque from below your gums assists in healing them and equally restoring them to normalcy.

 It is not always the case that you can prevent gum disease from home. Brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, flossing once in a day and avoiding sugary foods are some things you can do to avoid periodontal disease by reducing plaque accumulation. However, they are not enough and a deep cleaning procedure is strongly recommended for healthy teeth and gum. This procedure will even prevent further infection and reduce your risk exposure to dental complications. You can always visit us at Belterra Dental for the best teeth whitening and dental deep cleaning solutions. Our highly trained experts will surely help you with a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs.