Regular brushing of teeth keeps the mouth clean. It avoids cavities and diseases in the mouth. It also prevents bad breath from the mouth.
However, even after regular brushing of teeth, small particles of food get accumulated on the surface of the teeth, near the gums and the teeth. Bacteria and fungus can grow in those areas and cause inflammation. It is called plaque. It is not possible to remove it at home with a toothbrush. Therefore, a regular yearly visit to a
dentist is required to have the teeth cleaned by a dentist. Dentists have special instruments for teeth cleaning that remove these accumulated food particles near the teeth and gums.
When brushing teeth, if a slight amount of blood comes out from gums every time, it indicates a bad condition of the mouth. It happens when there is inflammation or swelling in gums. You should visit a dentist in such condition. People usually do not get dental checkup and tooth cleaning done at regular intervals, and visit a dentist only when there is pain in a tooth. This can result in severe pain and infection.
A complete cleaning of teeth and gums by a dentist can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The time required for the procedure depends on how much cleaning is required. You can resume your daily routine after the procedure.
Teeth cleaning should be done every year by a dentist.