Professional Teeth Cleaning

At The Smile Company, one of the services we provide is professional teeth cleaning service. This is an important component of proper oral hygiene, and it is crucial in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

By now you should be mature enough to understand the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth. These practices remove bits of food in your teeth that can harbor bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Brushing and flossing regularly also removes the plaque that forms around your teeth. Plaque is a colorless and sticky film filled with bacteria, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. If you don't brush often enough, plaque can encourage bacterial growth that attacks the enamel of your teeth, and it also causes the gums to recede from your teeth.

Around the base of your teeth, plaque can become tartar. The film combines with the calcium deposits in your saliva to form a hard sticky yellowish deposit around the base of your teeth near your gum line. Not only is tartar unattractive to look at, but it also provides a suitable environment for bacteria to thrive and attack your teeth and gums.

You can forget about those over the counter tartar removal tools you've seen advertised on TV. They don't work, and you may end up damaging your teeth and your gums as a result. Regular tooth brushing and flossing won't work against tartar either. This is why you need a professional teeth cleaning service done by a skilled hygienist or dentist.

It's a Painless Procedure

Some people seem to think that a professional teeth cleaning procedure is painful. While we can't speak for other dental clinics, we can assure you that at The Smile Company this is not the case at all. Our professionals are trained to be very gentle with our patients.

If you're feeling anxious, we can even accommodate you by using a bit of nitrous oxide. If you're afraid or uncomfortable about getting your teeth professionally cleaned, do let us know and we will consider this option. We can also use a topical numbing gel on your gum tissues if they are especially sensitive or sore.

What to Expect

In our dental clinic in Maryland Heights, Missouri, we have all the necessary equipment to clean your teeth professionally. We begin by removing bits of tartar with the use of our ultrasonic tools. They may sound unusually loud, but they just sound like an electric toothbrush inside your mouth. The tools give off tiny vibrations to remove the tartar from your teeth. If you feel uncomfortable with the vibrations, we can adjust the settings of our ultrasonic tool.

We then use curettes and scalers to scrape the last bits of tartar from your teeth. These tools are also used on the surface of your teeth to make them smoother. After that, we polish your teeth with the use of a special paste for this very purpose. We use it in conjunction with a spinning hand-piece to polish the teeth.

After this is done, you'll notice that your teeth will feel clean and smooth, and that smoothness helps prevent bacteria from easily sticking to them. The last step of the procedure is to add some fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth.

If you want to ensure your teeth and gums are clean and free from bacteria, just call us at (314) 254-4000. Get professional teeth cleaning from The Smile Company to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong for as long as possible.

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