|First came whitening toothpastes Got yellow or stained teeth? Could be a result of drinking too much coffee or tea, might be through smoking, of perhaps you were just born with brownish teeth. Well, we’ve seen all the products now from stain removing toothpastes, whitening toothpastes, laser cleaning and bleaching, and now Ultrasonic Cleaning. But do any of them really work? This piece looks at Ultrasonic Cleaning.
Ultrasonic Cleaning on Teeth and Gums!
Unless you follow the latest trends in dental care, you might well be wondering what in the world is Ultrasonic Cleaning, and you may well conjure up images of pneumatic drills or rotary hammers, but it’s nothing of the sort even if it sounds heavy duty. Ultrasonic Cleaning is a method now being used to clean teeth and gums, and if the experts are right, this revolutionary new way to cleanse those pearly whites and the gums which hold them, will leave your teeth and gums looking and feeling better than they have ever looked or felt before.
Curious, intrigued even, I decided to do a little research online and what I found was very interesting indeed. The intelligence of mankind never seems to amaze me, as we’re always finding new and better ways to do just about everything we need and want in life as a race.
Anyway, I discovered that Ultrasonic Cleaning was not just a new dental invention but it has in fact been around since the 1950’s, although it hasn’t been used in dentistry until more recent times. For those in the know, ultrasonic cleaning has long been recognized as one of the most effective methods of cleaning across a varied range of applications. In 1952, it was used for cleaning delicate and intricate aircraft parts that could not be cleaned by any other methods. It’s come along way since those early days and there is no other method that is as fast or efficient for cleaning hard substrates or intricate parts.
With all this history behind it I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before. Another fascinating aspect to ultrasonics is that it’s a very environmentally friendly method of cleaning too, but I’ll not go into the technical details in this short piece. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of ultrasonic cleaning is its capacity to clean things in a short time scale. I read that ultrasonic cleaning cycles are ten minutes or less in length, which is significantly shorter than most alternatives around. Additionally, the cleaning process is non-destructive and will give consistent cleaning results of the highest standards possible.
Although Ultrasonic cleaning used to be considered a high cost alternative, this is no longer the case. Recent studies have shown that it may in fact be the lowest cost alternative compared to maintenance and energy-hungry spray and mechanical agitation systems.
Ok, so getting back to teeth and gums, the tooth cleaning process uses high frequency sound waves to gently remove deposits such as tartar and stains from the teeth. It’s not only painless, but it’s quick too.
When you look into it, ultrasonic cleaning is quite fascinating really, and you can find lots of detailed information on the web if you’d like to know more about its range of uses, its history, and or the technical information about it.
This brings us to an end on this short assessment on ultrasonic cleaning, I’m now going to book in for that new smile the dentist has promised.