What is a Dental Cleaning & Why You may need one Today?

Professional teeth cleaning aims to remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums.

It is recommended to have your teeth professionally cleaned every 6-12 months.

Dentists use specialized instruments to gently remove deposits without causing harm to the teeth. 

All dental instruments are put through a stringent cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing procedure to ensure safety and quality control. 

The first tool that is generally used to clean teeth is an ultrasonic instrument. This device uses mild vibrations to loosen larger pieces of tarter. It also sprays subsequent mists of cool water to wash away loose debris. 

Once larger pieces of tarter are dislodged, the dentist will make the switch to finer instruments.  Each tooth is  individually cleaned to ensure that all tarter is removed. 

Once the surfaces of the teeth are smooth, the dentist will polish the teeth.  

In some instances, your dentist may also apply a special tooth remineralising gel as the final step in cleaning. It is used to strengthen teeth and protect them against dental plaque and tarter.

After a professional teeth cleaning, you may notice that your teeth feel fresher and look brighter. Teeth cleaning procedures are designed for more than just appearances.

Professional teeth cleaning treatments are the primary means of preventing and treating periodontal disease and maintaining tooth health.

Visit us today and say Goodbye Bad Breath & Bleeding Gums!


Reasons for needing Dental Cleaning:

  • Bad Breath
  • Plaque & Tartar Deposits
  • Stains on Teeth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Loose Teeth

What is Periodontal Gum Disease?


Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) is a fairly common infection that begins with the bacterial accumulation in the mouth. The buildup of plaque causes gums to become red and swollen. It is often a result of poor oral hygiene, inadequate nutrition and some other medical conditions.

When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to Periodontitis.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums is due to increased Gingivitis causing blood to easily flow from the gums when you brush or even when chewing crunchy food. This is a warning sign as if it increases it will cause Periodontitis.


Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gingivitis (Due to buildup of plaque) where the severe infection erodes the supporting structures of the teeth. The progressive loss and destruction of the bones, teeth and gums weakens the attachments and loosens the teeth.

Frequently Asked Question's about Dental Cleaning

My gums are bleeding when I brush or eat something, do I need Dental Cleaning?

Bleeding from the gums is usually caused due to a condition called gingivitis. 

As explained before on our page, Bleeding gums are caused due to plaque buildup which causes the swelling of the gums making them tender and causing them to bleed easily on touch.

Dental Cleaning solves this problem.

I have bad smell coming from My Mouth, do I need Dental Cleaning?

Halitosis or bad smell coming from a persons mouth is an indicative of poor oral hygiene & in immediate need for dental cleaning.

Bacteria buildup on the teeth & gums causes release of sulphur gas compounds which cause halitosis or bad breath. 

Dental Cleaning Solves this problem in a single appointment.

I have heard that Flossing is a must but have never do it, is it really that important?

Flossing clears food and plaque from between teeth and under the gumline. If you don't floss, plaque collects in these spaces & causes periodontitis. It is a healthy habit which can help prevent a lot of dental problems. Either waxed or unwaxed floss will do the job. Using floss picks or interdental brushes is another easy option. 

Does a mouthwash help me in any way in maintaining my oral health?

Mouthwashes for cavity protection, sensitivity, and fresh breath may help when you use them with regular brushing and flossing -- but not instead of daily brushing. 

We as Dentists can recommend the best type for you based on your Oral Condition as different mouthwashes have different functions.

Kids under 6 years of age shouldn't use mouthwash to avoid the chance of them swallowing it.

I have been told that Dental Cleaning will scratch my teeth or wear off the top layer of the tooth?

We at Sunfill Dental Clinic have the latest technology in Dentistry which allows us to only target the bacterial plaque and calculus without causes any damage to your teeth.

Our LASER technology lets us provide harmful bacteria free oral cavities. We also provide a take home kit for maintenance of the treatment to every Dental Cleaning patient.