Teeth Cleaning: Why Worry?
Regular professional teeth cleaning at a dental office or with a registered dental hygienist is crucial for maintaining good oral health and healthy teeth. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that a person should visit a dental health professional twice a year for teeth cleaning and dental check-ups.
Why is that?
Simply because teeth cleaning plays a primary role in maintaining good dental hygiene by removing dental plaque and hard tartar that you can’t easily remove with regular brushing. It also helps prevent gum disease and cavities that may lead to serious oral health issues.
For so many people, teeth cleaning is considered a dreadful experience. Between the scaling, unusual tool noises, and occasional jaw discomfort, people think twice before booking their teeth cleaning appointments. It’s worth pointing out that teeth cleaning is a painless, quick and convenient experience, especially with Toothbus!
Knowing what happens during a teeth cleaning session can help ease your stress and encourage you to book your next session to enjoy a whiter and brighter smile.
Yes, whiter and brighter! Because a professional dental cleaning can do that too.
Process of Booking Teeth Cleaning with Toothbus.
Booking with Toothbus is as simple as booking with any other dental clinic, only that it is more convenient because Toothbus drives to your convenient location to do your teeth cleaning inside the bus, as long as there is a parking spot for the bus.
With Toothbus, you can book either online, over the phone or email. The first teeth cleaning session for adults will take around 1hr 30mins, while for return patients, it should take 1 hour. However, teeth cleaning for children approximately takes 30 minutes in total.
As you’re booking with Toothbus, you will be asked about your Full name, the service you would like to book for, your email, phone number andaddress. (Considering that the Toothbus will drive to this address location to provide the service)
Payments are accepted after the service is complete and to make things easier for patients, Toothbus works with many insurance providers in Canada for direct billing.
The following are the steps for booking with Toothbus:
Book an appointment online, via phone or email.
Toothbus first arrives at your specified location.
You will receive a message to enter the Toothbus.
Our registered dental hygienist will review your medical and covid forms before starting.
What to Expect Before Teeth Cleaning Begins?
With Toothbus, a registered dental hygienist will take care of the whole teeth cleaning process. After the dental hygienist gets to know you and finishes the paperwork, the physical exam begins.
At first, you will have an extraoral exam. This exam aims to assess the head and neck to help you relax and check for abnormalities.
Then an intraoral exam, to check inside your mouth to look out for problem areas such as tooth decay, cavities, gum infections and tartar build-up. For this exam, the dental hygienist usually uses a small mirror to check teeth and gums. If the dental hygienist suspects anything that needs a closer look by your dentist, you will be informed. If you do not have a dentist, the dental hygienist will gladly refer you to a dentist.
After the physical exam is over, the dental hygienist will perform some data collection where pictures and measurements are taken using a special perio probe tool that is long and thin and used for measuring pocket depths around the teeth to determine the health of the gum supporting your teeth.
Removal of Tartar and Plaque on Teeth
Here’s where the dental cleaning begins. Dental plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria and is coated over the teeth. Over time, if the person has poor oral hygiene, this plaque hardens into tartar which is the main cause of dental damage and decay. The tartar cannot be easily removed by brushing, it needs professional teeth cleaning to do so.
When the cleaning starts the dental hygienist at Toothbus will use an advanced tool, a Swiss-made Piezon ultra-sonic scaler, which is pain-free and vibrates at high speed with water to remove hard deposits.
At this point, you don’t have to worry about feeling any pain nor swallowing anything because a lot of suction will be used during the process to get rid of the water and debris. Then, an explorer tool and floss will be used to make sure nothing was left behind.
The Final Stages of Brushing, Rinsing & Fluoride Treatment
Lastly, your teeth will be polished using an electric toothbrush and a special toothpaste to deep clean your teeth and make everything fresh and smooth. Now it is time to fully rinse your mouth to eliminate any leftover debris. This is then followed up with a fluoride varnish treatment to help strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities.
What to Expect after the Teeth Cleaning Process?
Depending on what the dental hygienist observes in your mouth, you may go as normal with your day; however, if this was an overdue appointment for your teeth you may notice some gum discomfort which shouldn’t last more than a day.
You can eat and drink as normal and always feel free to ask any questions to your dental hygienist or dentist. Most importantly, make sure you regularly brush your teeth and floss twice a day!