A strong oral hygiene routine is hugely important for maintaining a healthy smile. For optimal dental protection, patients need to care for their teeth at home, and complete regular professional dental cleanings.
Today our Orland Park dentists are going to be talking about one type of professional cleaning, called ultrasonic cleaning, that delivers exceptional results. Our office is proud to offer this technology to our patients, because it has helped many people achieve and maintain healthy smiles.
What is an ultrasonic cleaning?
Ultrasonic cleaning machines use ultrasonic vibrations and water to flush out dental plaque and tartar. Each machine includes a small handheld device that our dentist moves over the patient’s teeth and gum tissues to dislodge dental bacteria.
Why do people choose ultrasonic cleaning?
Many people prefer ultrasonic cleaning to a traditional dental cleaning—during which our dental team uses metal instruments to scrape plaque away. Ultrasonic cleaning is:
· Very gentle and comfortable—this treatment is often used to help patients with sensitive teeth and gums, including patients with pronounced periodontal disease. Additionally, this treatment is very quiet –if you find the noise of dental machines to be anxiety provoking, talk to your dental team about ultrasonic cleaning.
· Fast and efficient—ultrasonic treatment allows you to get the dental cleaning that you need in a timely fashion.
· Effective—ultrasonic cleaning can be used to deep clean a patient’s smile. Patients with periodontal pockets, for example, may benefit from ultrasonic cleaning, because the vibrations of the ultrasonic cleaning device can dislodge dental debris hidden in the gum pockets.
Have you questions about dental maintenance in general, or ultrasonic cleaning specifically, our Tinley Park dentists can give you all of the information that you need. Give our dental team a call, or submit your contact information through our website, and we’ll get back to you promptly.