The dental hygienists at Blue Sky Dental Group provide ultrasonic cleanings to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Ultrasonic scalers virtually crush the tartar deposits on teeth with high-frequency sound waves caused by rapid vibration of the tip of the scaler. The shock waves produced by the ultrasonic scaler also affect bacteria on a cellular level. The shock waves which are produced by the tool interfere with the cellular processes of the bacteria causing them to die.
Ultrasonic cleanings are especially efficient when there are deep periodontal pockets that need to be cleaned. The tip of the instrument is able to easily fit into the pocket and shatter the tartar that has collected there. The water spray flushes out the loose tartar and other debris that may be in the pocket.
This tool also has the advantage of being able to reach into difficult areas and the nooks and crannies of teeth without causing discomfort. In addition to flushing out loose tartar and debris from these areas, the water spray also helps keep the area cool while breaking up the tartar deposits.
Prevent Gingivitis and Tooth Decay
Good oral hygiene is necessary in order to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay from disrupting your oral health. However, brushing and flossing are not always enough. Regular dental checkups along with professional cleaning by the hygienist in addition to your personal oral care, are your best defense against tooth decay and gingivitis.
Keep in mind that you may not be able to reach all the areas around your teeth where plaque can build up and cause problems. Your dental hygienist is able to do that with specially designed dental instruments created to clean difficult-to-reach areas. Contact our office today to make an appointment with Blue Sky Dental Group to have your teeth cleaned.