Tooth Stone Cleaning

All About Teeth Cleaning

Tartar cleaning, which is a very important step for healthy teeth, is a process that cannot be done by the patient himself. Cleaning is done by using various hand tools and technological devices. First of all, a patient’s oral examination should be done. After the examination, the dentist decides whether a standard or high-level cleaning method should be applied. No anesthesia is required for the procedure.

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    During the procedure, the plaque and stones accumulated on the teeth are cleaned. This type of teeth cleaning can only be performed by dentists and cannot be done by the patients themselves. This process is then supported by a process called polishing. These processes are supported by the organic pastes that we specially prepare in our clinic. With these pastes placed on special spoons, the patient waits in the biting position for about 10-15 minutes. It is aimed to strengthen the tooth enamel with the minerals and elements in the paste. Meanwhile, the gums are nourished.


    Tooth stone cleaning

    After the cleaning process, teeth are polished and the hard corners are softened. With the aqua care system, which is a state-of-the-art product in our clinic, nourishing, polishing and desensitizing special powders are sprayed on the enamel and gums. In such cases, plaque and minerals accumulated on the teeth should be removed from the area in a controlled manner. Tools with specially developed tips and ultrasonic diamond burs are used. In some cases, more extensive operations are also required by removing the gingiva and entering between the tooth and bone from underneath.


    What is Calculus?

    Tooth stone, also known as tartar, is formed by the hardening of the plaque accumulated on the teeth, can spread to a large part of the teeth and progress to the gum line. These tartars, which are sufficient to create a bad image on the teeth, are brown or yellow in color.


    How Does Tartar Form?

    There are many types of bacteria in the mouth. When the parts of the food consumed with these bacteria combine, an acid that is harmful to teeth emerges and this creates plaque. As long as this plaque is not cleaned, it hardens by feeding from food. As a result, calculus is formed. Tartar formation occurs on the gum line on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the tooth structure. If a yellow stain is found here, it is a sign that calculus will form.


    What are the Symptoms of Tooth Stone?

    Bacteria are common in places where calculus is present. Since it is a hardened structure, it cannot be removed by brushing teeth. As a result, it causes inflammation of the gums, bleeding or some kind of gum disease as it causes irritation. Under normal conditions, tartar, which is seen on the gum line, can lead to swollen gums if it starts to form under this line. These are yellow or brown and can become denser if not cleaned.

    The deposits that have started to form below the gum line are darker in color and have a brown or black color. When any of these symptoms are seen, it is recommended to consult a dentist.


    What are the reasons for the formation of dental calculus?

    Dental calculus, which causes a very bad appearance in terms of aesthetics, occurs when teeth are not brushed properly. Brushing the teeth correctly is very important in teeth cleaning. Correct brushing; It is provided with brushing movements by lowering it from the gums to the end of the tooth. For a detailed explanation, watch our video on how to brush teeth in the gallery section. It is important so the brush touches the same area 5-6 times with this movement. For full care, cleaning should be done using dental floss or an interdental brush. In this way, the formation of calculus is prevented. The choice of toothbrush is also very important. Patients with tooth sensitivity should make a choice accordingly.


    How Often Should Teeth Cleaning Be Repeated?

    Oral and dental care has a very important place for personal care. With good and regular dental care, it is possible to have healthy teeth. Brushing alone is not enough for dental care. The use of dental floss is also very necessary. For good oral care, the teeth should be brushed from top to bottom as it should be, and then the cleaning between the teeth should be continued with the help of a dental floss. In some cases, cleaning with a brush is not enough. These are generally patients who have calculus in their teeth.

    In these cases, a cleaning should be done by the dentist. It will be enough for patients to have dental calculus cleaning every 6 months. This period may be longer depending on the patient’s oral care condition. There are exceptional cases such as no formation of calculus in a patient who never brushes their teeth, or the fact that a patient who brushes constantly cannot get rid of this condition.


    What Should Be Considered After Teeth Cleaning?

    There are two separate problems that can be seen after this process. One of them is tooth sensitivity, and the other is the problem of bleeding in the teeth. Tooth sensitivity may be experienced for a period of two to three weeks after cleaning. In addition, bleeding may occur in the teeth as a side effect after treatment. After a few days, the bleeding will lessen and stop as it begins to heal.


    Are Floss and Interdental Brush Useful?

    Using dental floss and an interdental brush provides many advantages. Brushing alone may not be enough. For healthier oral care, dental floss or an interdental brush should be used. Decide which one is the right one to use, according to your doctor’s advice. They provide cleaning to the finest detail on teeth and gums. Dental floss and interdental brushes, which reach places that even toothbrushes cannot reach and provide cleaning in these areas, must be included in the cleaning process. In this way, patients have a healthier gum structure. It is even effective in refreshing the breath.


    Is Dental Stone Harmful to Human Health?

    Although it is not exactly harmful, it is a bacterial formation situation that needs to be cleaned. If it is not cleaned, it may cause discomfort in the gums. If tartar becomes a chronic condition, it also causes infection in the gums. This affects the root of the tooth over time and may even cause tooth loss. Early awareness is very important at this point. Regular dental examinations every six months are recommended.


    Does Teeth Stone Cause Odor in the Mouth?

    Tartars on the teeth by themselves do not cause odor. However, in line with the problems they bring, an intense odor may occur in the mouth. This condition is known as halitosis. Halitosis is a condition caused by gum problems and decayed tooth structures. The main reason for this situation is irregular and inadequate oral care.


    Teeth Cleaning Prices 2021

    Pricing in this area varies according to the patient’s tooth structure, current dental calculus status, and the experience of the doctor. The interest, experience and expertise of the dentist can also be counted as the most important factors in changing pricing. At the same time, it is seen that there are price differences from institution to institution. The recommended period of tartar cleaning is 6 months.