The Pros And Cons of Deep Cleaning Teeth

If you are like most people, you probably spend about 2 minutes brushing your teeth each day. If this is the case, then it is time to re-evaluate your dental cleaning habits. Deep cleaning teeth can help remove stubborn stains and buildup that cannot be removed with a regular brushing alone. It also leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean in between brushings! However, there are some drawbacks to deep cleaning as well. While it is less expensive than professional care at the dentist’s office, it still requires an investment in supplies like toothpaste or mouthwash. You will also need more time to complete deep cleans on a daily basis because they are so thorough!

This post discusses what deep cleansing means for teeth health and how you can make it work for your lifestyle.

 

The Pros And Cons of Deep Cleaning Teeth

 

The Advantages of Deep Cleaning Teeth are,

 

-Removal of stubborn stains and buildup

-Leaves mouth feeling fresh and clean

-Requires less time than professional care at the dentist’s office

-Can be more cost-effective than professional care at the dentist’s office

-Ingredients for homemade toothpaste and mouthwash can last a long time. For example, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can help whiten your teeth and control bacteria without costing too much money.

 

The Disadvantages of Deep Cleaning Teeth are,

-Requires purchase of supplies, such as toothpaste or mouthwash

-Ingredients for homemade toothpaste and mouthwash can have limited effects, so spending more money on store-bought brands may be necessary

-Impossible to maintain whitening or antibacterial benefits without extra effort. For example, this will require baking soda and hydrogen peroxide every couple of days.

 

The Pros And Cons of Deep Cleaning Teeth

 

Types of Teeth Cleaning

– Surface Cleaning

– Deep Cleaning

– Oral Hygiene Maintenance

– Tooth Polishing

– Fluoride Treatment

 

Surface Cleaning

Surface cleaning is the most common way to clean teeth. The hygienist or dentist scrapes and picks away from the plaque on your teeth with different instruments (tools). They focus on areas of high accumulation such as along the gum line, between molars, around braces, and around periodontal pockets.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning takes more time and effort. The hygienist or dentist will use special tools to remove plaque from under the gum line, around periodontal pockets, between molars, and along the tongue side of teeth where a toothbrush is generally unable to reach.

Oral Hygiene Maintenance

Oral hygiene maintenance includes scaling (scraping) the teeth to remove plaque, tartar (mineralized plaque), and stains. Then they polish the teeth with a fine abrasive material so your teeth are smooth again which prevents further buildup of plaque on your tooth surface.

Tooth Polishing

Tooth polishing is what happens between cleanings by removing light staining that has built up over time or simply giving your teeth a polished shine for special occasions.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is used to help protect against cavities and can strengthen weakened or decayed tooth enamel. It’s most commonly applied topically as a gel, foam, varnish, or rinse before brushing after each meal. 

 

Is Deep Cleaning Painful?

Teeth deep cleaning is not always painful. If it is done correctly, the cleanser used will make sure to not cause any pain or discomfort. Additionally, this deep cleansing treatment has the same benefits as toothpaste and mouthwash for your teeth. It does use more time than just brushing your teeth, but the treatment will help with bad breath and your mouth will feel fresh and clean. However, this treatment is not the most cost-effective. The supplies used for this deep clean are more expensive than toothpaste and mouthwash combined. Also, if you do not have time to maintain your teeth with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide then they will lose their whitening benefits over time.

 

Are teeth cleaning different from teeth whitening?

Tooth cleaning is not the same as teeth whitening. Tooth cleaning removes stains and buildup from your teeth. Teeth whitening removes the tint from your teeth and adds a brighter, whiter color to them. They can both be done at home with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. However, you will need to have a whitening kit if you want whiter teeth or one that is easier on your teeth’ enamel.

 

What’s the difference between regular teeth cleaning and deep cleaning?

Regular teeth cleaning is meant to remove surface stains and buildup. The process of deep cleaning the teeth removes stubborn stains and buildup, leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean, requires less time than professional care at the dentist’s office, can be more cost-effective than professional care at the dentist’s office (depending on the situation), ingredients for homemade toothpaste and mouthwash can last a long time (e.g. baking soda + hydrogen peroxide), impracticable to maintain whitening or antibacterial benefits without extra effort (e.g., this will require baking soda + hydrogen peroxide every couple days).

 

How much do deep teeth cleaning cost in India?

It depends on the clinic. The cost of a dental cleaning in India is often approximated to range from around INR 500 to INR 20,000.

Regular dental check-ups are what most people will go for, and this usually starts out at around 500 – 5000 INR per quarter (3 months) for someone who has private health insurance or pays upfront. The dentist will do an examination of all aspects of your mouth, including gum problems, bone disorders, and teeth cleaning. Some dentists may offer this as part of their “dental membership” package – just ask when you’re booking an appointment to see how these prices compare with other dentists operating on the same street.

 

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Dr.Ruchi

Dr.Ruchi is a specialist in the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics. She is a gold medalist in college and dentistry is more a passion for her than just work. She has also received a fellowship in Aesthetic dentistry (FAD) from Germany, Griefswald University and ensures that she is one step ahead in terms of adopting new technology and methods in the industry.

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