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Dental cleaning in Panama

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What is Dental Cleaning in Panama?

Dental cleaning in Panama is one of the most requested procedures, thanks to the importance of prophylaxis in the oral health of our patients.

Dental cleaning or prophylaxis is a dental procedure performed to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) that accumulates on the teeth over time.

For its application, an ultrasound device is normally used, which has a fine tip that vibrates when it touches a hard object (in this case, your teeth). This vibration achieves the detachment of tartar plaque and eliminates stains produced by tobacco, coffee, etc.

Likewise, for the removal of stains, another air tool is used that takes advantage of the benefits of baking soda to remove this unpleasant problem that affects the teeth.

Finally, a polishing brush or polishing paste is used with a special paste to achieve a shinier finish on the tooth surface.

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How much does a Dental Cleaning in Panama cost?

Importance and benefits of dental cleaning

Dental cleaning in Panama is undoubtedly one of the main mechanisms to prevent dental diseases and eliminate stains, but it also provides a series of benefits to your health and oral hygiene, among them:

Prevents or eliminates bad breath (halitosis).

Contributes to maintaining overall good health.

Prevents dental complications.

Activates the senses in our mouth (without implying hypersensitivity).

It allows a much more radiant smile.

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Tartar on teeth How to remove it completely?

Surely when you look in the mirror you have noticed those yellowish stains at the base of your teeth that, no matter how much you brush, you have not been able to fade.

Unlike plaque, tartar adheres very strongly to tooth enamel. Although in its early stages it may not be visible, you should visit a specialist every 6 months to eliminate it and prevent it from progressing.

Remember that tartar can only be removed by an expert; so you should not skip your check-ups and always make sure to see oral health professionals.

What is tartar on teeth and how is it generated?

Tartar (also known as calculus or dental calculus) is the result of bacterial accumulation.

As soon as food and beverages are ingested, their formation is inevitable. It is a hard substance that is more difficult to remove than bacterial plaque, with a rough surface and a yellow tone that affects tooth enamel.

In any case, its characteristics make tartar production increase when there is dental misalignment or crowding, since the difficulty of access to some corners makes correct brushing difficult.

Sarro en los dientes
Que es el sarro en los dientes y como se genera

Consequences of tartar on teeth

Undoubtedly, the presence of tartar on our teeth has an obvious esthetic consequence that negatively affects the smile.

Similarly, tartar accumulation is responsible for common dental conditions, among which the following stand out:

Periodontal diseases.

Dental caries.

Bad breath.

How to avoid tartar on teeth?

First of all, you should be aware that bacterial plaque will always seek to form, since we are permanently ingesting food and even with the strictest brushing routines, the bacteria are not displaced in their entirety.

That is why specialists insist on the importance of having good oral hygiene routines that include brushing at least twice a day, flossing and completing with a good mouthwash.

Finally, the periodic visit to the dentist for a dental prophylaxis is the element that completes what we could call a preventive routine.

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Why start your treatment at Ford Dental Clinic?

Ford Dental was designed with you in mind. We know that the visit to the dentist has been, throughout history, a source of anxiety. That is why we have incorporated in our clinic all the services of a day, so you can relax while our specialists take care of beautifying your smile. Additionally, we have the most advanced relaxation and conscious sedation techniques available.

Dental cleaning to remove tartar from the teeth

Dental cleaning is a painless process for the patient, whose only contraindication involves some temporary dental sensitivity.

However, sometimes prophylaxis is not enough to remove all dental calculus, especially if it has accumulated below the gum line.

As a result, the person may develop periodontitis, leading to the application of another procedure called scaling or root planing.

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How often should a dental cleaning be performed?

Specialists recommend a period of 6 months to a year for routine dental cleaning.

In the case of patients suffering from periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, this frequency may vary, since regular cleanings will ensure a better evolution of their treatment.

Dental cleaning price

If you want to know the price of a dental cleaning in Panama, contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the questions that provoke anxiety in many patients before seeing an oral health specialist, and get the answers that will help put your mind at ease.

First of all, regular dental prophylaxis is the best way to eliminate bacterial plaque and remove supragingival tartar.

Of course this helps prevent cavities and periodontal disease, but it does not mean that it is a cure.

Even so, if a cavity is beginning to appear, fluoride treatment is the best alternative to help restore tooth enamel and reverse the effects of decay at very early stages.

Teeth cleaning and whitening are procedures related to the aesthetics and health of your mouth. However, they are not substitutes for each other; they are completely different techniques, whose purposes are also different.

In particular, when dental cleaning is not performed periodically, the application of local anesthesia is likely to be necessary to sanitize the entire mouth to reach deeper places.

In fact, deep dental cleaning or curettage is a procedure indicated for patients with periodontal disease, who also present symptoms of bad breath, bleeding gums, bone loss, tartar accumulation and loose teeth.

When plaque builds up on and around the teeth, it is one of the most common causes of bad breath.

The decomposition of food remains in your mouth due to bacterial action gives rise to a gas with an unpleasant odor that translates into halitosis, which you can avoid by doing your prophylaxis in time.

There is no doubt that orthodontic treatments are very fashionable, and more and more people are opting for them among the adult population. For this reason, before starting orthodontic treatment, it is essential to clean the teeth.

On the other hand, during treatment emphasis is placed on dental hygiene, since the brackets and wires make it difficult for the toothbrush to reach the toothbrush and it is necessary to be a little more meticulous and constant at the time of cleaning.

In any case, specialists recommend maintaining prophylaxis during orthodontic treatment as in patients without braces, using mainly ultrasonic cleaning as the most recommended method.

Although some patients fear that the brackets may become detached, the truth is that tartar accumulates on the gum and the brackets are not normally in contact with it. However, in case this should happen, it is preferable to remove it for two reasons: To avoid inflammation and so that tartar does not block the brackets or wire and slow down tooth movement.

Everything will depend on the amount of plaque adhered to the patient’s teeth; the average being about 30 minutes to an hour, so it is certainly worth the effort.

  • Use toothpastes or mouthwashes specially designed for sensitivity, if necessary.
  • Do not rinse or spit within 24 hours of having your teeth cleaned.
  • After a deep dental cleaning, the gums may be reddened and may bleed at certain points in the mouth during the first 24 hours.
  • This happens especially in patients receiving anticoagulant treatment; if the bleeding is persistent, you should contact the specialist immediately.
  • Avoid for a couple of days very hot or very cold drinks that may cause discomfort or pain in your mouth.
  • Wait at least 30 to 60 minutes before consuming food or beverages after treatment.
  • Avoid acidic or abrasive foods and beverages (sugar, milk or alcohol).
  • Do not eat sticky foods such as candy, or hard foods such as apples and nuts.
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