Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning — Is it Better Than an Old School Scraping?

ultrasonic teeth cleaning Yorktown VAIf you recently visited your dentist’s office for a check-up and cleaning procedure and your hygienist used an ultrasonic device to clean your teeth, you might wonder if it is better than an old school scraping. Does it really give you cleaner teeth and gums? Is it safe to use? At Anthony Martin Dentistry, we hope to answer any questions you may have about the dental procedures that you need.

When it comes to superior cleaning, there are some definite pluses when hygienists incorporate an ultrasonic cleaning device into your cleaning procedure. Some of the advantages of using an ultrasonic device include:

  • requires less time than manual instruments

  • the smaller tips requires less pressure resulting in greater patient comfort

  • gentler on tooth structures

  • very effective in cleaning difficult nooks and crannies

  • improved irrigation which removes bacteria

  • superior disruption of biofilm from root surfaces and periodontal pockets

Using an ultrasonic device for routine teeth cleaning procedures is generally very safe. However, if you have very sensitive teeth or newly erupted teeth, an ultrasonic device may not be a good match for you. In addition, ultrasonic devices are not recommended for titanium implants and porcelain or composite restorations.

The ultrasonic cleaning devices are known to offer more comfort for the patient, faster cleanings and they offer a very efficient cleaning method. If you would like more information on ultrasonic teeth cleaning devices and what they can do to help improve your dental health, please contact us.

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