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3 important reasons why you need to get your teeth cleaned before you get them whitened!

In conversation with dental hygienist Dr. Francesca Fantin from ConfiDent Dental Clinic, Palm Jumeirah

Many people mistakenly believe that teeth cleaning and teeth whitening are the same thing. However, these procedures and their goals are actually quite different.

As a heavy consumer of black coffee (currently on 3 cups/day), I often visit a professional dental hygienist to get my teeth cleaned and polished. My current go-to hygienist, Dr. Francesca at ConfiDent Dental Clinic in Palm Jumeirah answered the most popular question,

Why should I get my teeth cleaned, and not whitened?

Dr. Francesca Fantin, dental hygienist at ConfiDent Clinic, Palm Jumeirah

The primary goal of teeth cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth, in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease,” says Dr. Francesca. 

On the other hand, the main objective of teeth whitening is to increase whiteness and remove stains for cosmetic purposes.

Another reason why Dr. Francesca recommends regular teeth cleaning is to keep the mouth healthy. Unclean teeth can lead to chronic bad breath due to the germs that are trapped in your mouth.

Frequent cleanups also help to detect serious dental issues like decay, oral cancer, and other oral health concerns,” suggests Dr. Francesca. Teeth cleaning treatments are used as preventive measures to avoid orthodontic disorders.

How often should we get our teeth cleaned?

Dr. Francesca recommends a thorough and professional cleaning every 6 months, though some patients prone to decay may need more frequent cleanings.

About ConfiDent Dubai Palm

ConfiDent Dubai Palm is a state-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental clinic located in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

Equipped with sophisticated and precision-engineered German technology, they offer the next generation of dental care where patients are made to feel at home and relaxed as they undergo the most advanced and technologically-forward dentistry treatments.

Confident is located in Golden Mile Galleria 2, Building 8, Office 11, Mezzanine Floor.
Timings are 9AM to 7PM from Saturday to Thursday.
The cleanup treatment costs AED 600 and is done by a professional dental hygienist.