Teeth Cleaning

What we do


Panagioti Kaspi 10, Flat 102,
Cyprus, 2008, Strovolos

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Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque and calculus from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and interdental cleaning, and dentists or hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed by routine cleaning.


Careful and frequent brushing with a soft toothbrush helps to prevent build-up of plaque bacteria on the teeth. Electric toothbrushes were developed, and initially recommended for people with strength or dexterity problems in their hands, but they have come into widespread general use. The effectiveness of electric toothbrushes is superior.

Patients younger than the age of 11 can use the circular motion to clean the teeth, while patients older than 11 years are advised to use the modified-bass method.


In addition to brushing, cleaning in between teeth may help to prevent build-up of plaque bacteria on the teeth. This may be done with dental floss or interdental brushes. 80% of cavities occur in the grooves, or pits and fissures, of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Special appliances or tools may be used to supplement toothbrushing and interdental cleaning.


Tongue can be cleaned by scrubbing with a twig instead of a toothbrush. Plant sap in the twig takes the place of toothpaste. In many parts of the world teeth cleaning twigs are used.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by defending your teeth against acid attacks caused by plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth. Amazingly, it can also reverse early tooth decay. Your dentist can apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses.

Routine professional fluoride treatment, in addition with suitable for each patient “Dental Home”, can prevent the formation of new dental carries up to 80%.

Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays. See also dental plaque identification procedure and removal.