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Teeth cleaning is a procedure that has a preventive function for some dental diseases. Dental cleaning, also called dental prophylaxis, is done to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) that builds up on teeth over time. This accumulation of plaque and tartar is deposited on the teeth.

Plaque is a viscous substance with bacteria and food debris that is located on the margins of the gum and in the most retentive areas of the teeth. Once tartar is generated, it cannot be removed by brushing.

Tartar is the solidification of dental plaque. With proper oral hygiene, the plaque is completely removed, for this, the correct hygiene must be done daily, and brushing is sufficient for this. It is also true that certain people generate more tartar in the same hygienic conditions as others. In these cases, teeth cleaning is a great solution to maintain good oral health.

Who Can Have Teeth Cleaning?

  • Generally, in an annual check-up, the need for dental cleaning is very common.
  • Some patients do not need it but it is important to do it when there is a clear accumulation of tartar, generally seen on the back of the lower teeth.
  • Also, when you notice excessive bleeding when brushing or spontaneous bleeding teeth cleaning is recommended 

Teeth Cleaning Treatment Duration

The teeth Cleaning procedure takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Teeth Cleaning Side Effects

  • Bleeding
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Sore gums
  • Gum edema
  • Gap between teeth

Teeth Cleaning Recovery Time

After teeth cleaning treatment your teeth will need 4-5 days before feeling normal again. 

Teeth Cleaning Success Rate

Teeth cleaning has a success rate of 95%.

Teeth Cleaning Alternative Treatments

  • Home remedies
  • Good oral care
  • Peroxide
Before / After
Teeth Cleaning at Dentavivo

How Does It Work?

Dentists recommend having a professional dental cleaning once or twice a year. It is one of the simplest interventions carried out in dentistry and its objective is to eliminate bacterial plaque and tartar accumulated in the teeth, the gingival line, and the interdental spaces.

Dental cleaning is usually done with an ultrasound machine that has a fine tip that vibrates when it touches a hard object; in this case, the tooth or tartar. This vibration achieves the detachment of the tartar plates and the elimination of extrinsic stains, that is, those produced by tobacco, coffee, etc.

Also, for the removal of stains, an air pressure instrument is used that uses bicarbonate and drags the stains from the teeth. Subsequently, a brush or polishing rubber is passed with a paste to polish the tooth surface.

What Does Teeth Cleaning Treatment Involve?

1.    Consultation for Teeth Cleaning Treatment

After you submit your request for information, you will take an online consultation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for teeth cleaning. During this consultation, your complaints will be learned in detail and your current health condition will be required.

The imaging results or photos will be very useful to evaluate your case. Taking all this into account, we can prepare a customized treatment plan for you.

2.       Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

This is the stage where you choose one of the clinics that we offer you according to your criteria and expectations, and also where we arrange the date and trip plan that suits you upon your preferred clinic/dentist.

3.       Final Consultation with Your Dentist

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon who performs your teeth cleaning. Everything about your surgery will be discussed between you and your surgeon during this consultation.

The surgeon will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and goals better and also make you understand what you should expect from your treatment and the potential risks or complications of the procedure.

Your dental clinic will explain the whole process clearly and try to simulate it as much as possible, in the order for you to feel ready.

4.       Medical Examinations

Before the treatment begins, your dentist will conduct a computer-based examination to understand the current situation of your teeth. If any risk is detected at this stage, dentists may postpone the teeth cleaning and try to eliminate the other oral health risks first.

5.       Procedure

  • The first step is to analyze both the teeth and the gums, rule out that there is some type of periodontal disease, or that a tooth may have some mobility, and locate the location of bacterial plaque and tartar. The latter is done through the use of a solution that stains the bacterial plaque and the use of a magnifying glass and a scraper.
  • Subsequently, the bacterial plaque and tartar are removed using a tool called a curette. Particular attention is paid to tartar that may have accumulated below the gum line. This maneuver may cause some bleeding from the gum. The interdental spaces are then cleaned using dental floss or interproximal brushes.
  • The next step is to use pressurized water in which special bicarbonate has been diluted to remove stains that have formed, for example, from ingesting foods that contain pigments, such as coffee or wine.


Is Teeth Cleaning Procedure Painful?

Most patients agree that teeth cleaning is not a painful treatment, but it may cause little discomfort to the gums.

Is There Any Problem If I Get More Teeth Cleaning Than Necessary?

In principle, there is no serious problem, but if it is completely unnecessary, it is better not to do it. The ultrasound machine, when vibrating on the tooth, can generate micro-breaks on the tooth enamel and increase the porosity of the tooth. And this can increase the presence of stains on the enamel.

How Often Do I Need to Have Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Dentists recommend teeth cleaning every six months if there is any periodontal disease. In the case that the mouth is much healthier and there are no gum pathologies, having teeth cleaned once a year is more than enough.

Learn more about Teeth Cleaning in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Hans, Germany
    star star Apr 2023
    I'm extremely pleased with the procedure. The dentist did a fantastic job; my chewing has improved and the missing tooth is no longer noticeable. A job well done!
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    Joshua, Germany
    star star Oct 2022
    Flymedi is really great company. Had a nice experience planning my dental procedure! The dental team in dentavivo clinic was excellent
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    Eduardo, Spain
    star star Oct 2022
    I'm thrilled with the results and like my teeth' new look. The clinic was clean and fresh, and the staff were skilled. 10/10
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    Tomislav, Croatia
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    Kholoud Abdulmajid, Sweden
    star star Aug 2021
    It was a bit chaotic for me because there were a lot of things to fix for my trip but thanks to this amazing clinic, they fixed everything for me and not to mention the treatment itself! Pure greatness!
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    Dean, Germany
    star star Aug 2021
    I had a wonderful experience booking my dental work with Flymedi. I needed a fair amount of work done and was required to visit twice but luckily the clinic was so hygienic and professional that it was a no-brainer to return. The dentist was great, he explained the procedure very clearly and I knew exactly what was going to happen in each session. The procedure itself was totally painless which was a first for me having had bad experiences with dentists in the past so that was really encouraging. I would highly recommend Flymedi's services as they exceeded my expectations (:
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    د.عبدالرحمن الشريف, Ukraine
    star star Jun 2021
    Yana was an excellent coordinator together with Dr. Gabbar they we taking care for small details from beginning before we arrived and once we arrived we feel like we are at our second home My wife has long problems with her teeth and she feel the difference her with excellent service provided for her with minimal pain and her advice to any ones looking for best center in Ukraine for dental only one option ADONIS is your choice We are all happy as a family to be her in Ukraine and be experienced excellent service from all member in ADONIS THANKS To All ADONIS Dental Member
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    Liam, Canada
    star star May 2021
    Thank you all Flymedi team and especially Kirstie for being there for my every question and helping me find this amazing clinic Velez & Lozano!
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    George Bileci Malta, Turkey
    star star Nov 2020
    A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.
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    Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
    star star Nov 2020
    I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.
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    jetty coster, Turkey
    star star Aug 2019
    Nice practice good treatment and service.
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    Marwan, Turkey
    star star Jul 2019
    I did a search on google to find a dentist in Istanbul. I found IDC and I am glad I did, they did a great job on my deep cleaning, they have checked all my teeth gums, and roots.The staff was very professional friendly, and experienced. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking dental care!
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    Tahir, Turkmenistan
    star star Apr 2018
    Thank you very much to Flymedi, to Ms. Diana Vinogradova - our coordinator, for the excellent, fantastic service organized. It was a pleasure to come to Istanbul several time and have medical treatments.I have no problems and headache during my visits. All procedures, starting from the meeting at the airport and up to my departure were well planned and organized on the high professional base.Let me recommend to all - if you decided to have a medical treatment in Turkey or you need professional med. consultation with regard to this, do not hesitate to apply and contact with Flymedi!!!
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