Ultrasonic Dental Cleanings

Maintain Your Oral Health

The Dental Association recommends professional teeth cleaning bi-annually, however, only 65% of Americans follow this advice. Ultrasonic dental cleanings will help prevent tooth decay and disease and maintain good oral health year-round.

Ultrasonic dental cleanings are a treatment that allows thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. Electromagnetic technology eliminates the build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth.

What Are The Benefits of Ultrasonic Dental Cleanings?

Ultrasonic dental cleanings maintain overall oral health, appearance, and leave your mouth feeling fresh. Ultrasonics are shown to be five times more efficient when used in addition to regular cleaning tools.

They have the following benefits:

  • Improve the appearance of the teeth
  • Prevent gum decay and disease
  • Remove unwanted particles from the teeth
  • Improve bad breath
  • Improve discoloration
  • Remove build-up of plaque and tartar

What To Expect At Your Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning Appointment

At Magnolia Dental Care, an ultrasonic dental cleaning tool, called a Cavitron, can be added to your regular teeth cleaning appointments.

The ultrasonic tool, which resembles a wand, vibrates at a high frequency as it sprays water to clean the teeth. Your hygienist will then use a traditional method known as scaling to remove any remaining plaque surrounding your teeth.

Your hygienist may recommend the addition of the Cavitron ultrasonic tool to your dental cleanings if you have heavier stain or tartar buildup.

The vibrations of the ultrasonic can help break up and remove calculus more quickly and efficiently than hand scaling alone.

Some patient’s find ultrasonics more comfortable because there are no sharp edges or scraping sounds.

However, other patients prefer traditional cleaning methods over the ultrasonic if they have a lot of exposed root surfaces or recession areas that are sensitive to the vibration of the Cavitron.

Ultrasonic cleanings can be useful and effective for patients of all ages and your hygienists will help determine whether ultrasonic cleanings are best for you!

What To Do After an Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning Appointment

After your appointment, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Annual or bi-annual professional teeth cleaning is not enough to prevent more severe oral issues. Dr. Sarah recommends daily flossing and brushing, and avoiding sugary foods as much as possible.

Ready for dental cleaning?

Book your appointment with Dr. Sarah Latterell today.