First of all, we need to be clear about deep cleaning Teeth is necessary. It protects the periodontal periodontology. It is a preventive treatment, it is safe. And it can be painless, so I won’t go into details here.

It’s true that dentistry cleaning is of great importance for dental health. Especially for the preoperative preparation and postoperative care of dental implants. But the reality is: Domestic patients do not receive enough advice from doctors about teeth cleaning. In many cases, doctors stop at what they want and don’t make any further recommendations.

What we mainly share today is a small question, and it is also a question. This cannot be avoided, why do some dentists not allow you to brush your teeth?

Cost measurement

Whether in public hospitals or private clinics, income from medical care is often linked to performance. Routine deep cleaning of teeth takes a long time and is relatively inexpensive. It is an item with low added value in dental treatment. The price for a thorough teeth cleaning can vary in different areas. But if you want to completely remove tartar. The dentist’s operation time is at least half an hour. And a more careful dentist will need about 40 minutes to an hour. In other words, the more thoroughly the teeth are cleaned, the more tired the doctor is and the lower his income.

After a while, the doctor, who brushed his teeth every day, realized that he could not pay the mortgage, quit and changed his career. The clinic that brushed his teeth every day realized he couldn’t pay the rent and closed.

Every time a teeth cleaning is recommended, the doctor presents a financial challenge. Or say quietly: “That’s all, it’s okay if you don’t wash it…”

Development measurement

Regardless of whether dentists participate in case competitions, job title evaluations or examination papers, the cases they have to submit are mostly complex implant cases, exquisite dental cosmetic restoration cases, shocking root canal cases, complex dental implants and perfect orthodontic restorations . , outstanding surgical cases, etc. Wait, what do you do with thousands of teeth cleaning cases? Nobody will watch.

A doctor who is constantly surrounded by teeth cleaning patients will not be able to advance in his or her profession. Even if you clean your teeth properly, you will be marginalized in the academic dental community.

Every time a dental cleaning is recommended, it is a challenge for doctors to evolve. Or say quietly, “That’s all, it’s okay if you don’t wash it…”

Condition restrictions

Patients who have never cleaned their teeth often come in for a cleaning on a given day and their oral health is terrible. The doctor endured the smell and struggled for two hours to remove all the dirt. Tragedy struck.

Due to the huge workload, the postoperative reaction was severe, especially after the removal of the “dirty cotton jacket” – tartar, and various problems in the oral cavity were revealed. Today, patients who do not understand often ask questions and speculate, and doctors face various accusations and even reproaches.

Every time a teeth cleaning is recommended, the doctor questions his reputation. Or say quietly, “That’s all, it’s okay if you don’t wash it…”

Photos of the inside of the mouth of a typical patient with no tooth brushing habits
Photos of the inside of the mouth of a typical patient with no tooth brushing habits

Public misunderstanding

Patients have a large circle of relatives and friends. Before and after treatment, they listen to their neighbors, their square dancing partners, and online “experts”; But they rarely listen to professionals.

Before and after the treatment, Ms. Wang from next door often advises patients loudly: “Brushing your teeth spreads infectious diseases!” “Brushing your teeth damages your teeth!” “Cleaning your teeth loosens your teeth!” “Brushing your teeth is very unpleasant!” No. All in all!

People’s awareness of dental care is relatively low and many people still misunderstand teeth cleaning. Some patients even think that it is the dentist’s treatment because they have not cleaned their teeth for many years, there is a lot of tartar, and there is heavy bleeding after cleaning. Washed out. Doctors have to deal with all sorts of objections and doubts and it is difficult to defend themselves.

Every time a teeth cleaning is recommended, the doctor tests his patience. Or say quietly, “That’s all, it’s okay if you don’t wash it…”

Teeth cleaning settings

After ordinary people buy dental insurance, health insurance companies in European and American countries offer the possibility of free dental cleaning twice a year. Why is there such a good treatment?

Smart insurers know that cleaning your teeth twice a year can significantly reduce the occurrence of dental diseases. Not only will patients suffer less, but insurance companies will also significantly reduce compensation costs.

In addition, both dental cleanings must be recorded. If you don’t go, I’m sorry, but dental premiums will go up the second year. Because if your teeth are not cleaned regularly, your health will deteriorate!

Almost all patients in China whose teeth have never been cleaned have no idea about dental health insurance.

In addition, people in Europe and the United States pay attention to the cleanliness of their teeth. Oral hygiene as an external expression of identity and attitude to life. They even consider the health and beauty of teeth as a symbol of civilization. An important part of the personal image and a beautiful vantage point on the face.

According to a report by USA Today. The average American spends about $1,000 to $1,500 on dental care each year. And $200 for pulling a tooth, $100 for filling a cavity, and $100 for cleaning. More than $300 or thousands of dollars if the dental nerve needs treatment. Someone joked, “The most an American can spend on treating a tooth is enough to buy a diamond, and wearing braces for a year is enough to buy a new car.”


In this period of rapid development of national oral health awareness, we are pleased to note that through the proper guidance of various new media, teeth cleaning has become a fashion and a need, and more and more young people are actively demanding teeth cleaning. Any misunderstandings that arise will be rewarded with more flowers.

Finally, I would like to thank the dentists who, regardless of interests, make an effort in their work, sincerely recommend tooth cleaning to their patients and are committed to the prevention of oral diseases! So when you meet a dentist who asks you to brush your teeth, be happy about it. He is not interested in profit or hassle, he just wants you to have good and healthy teeth.

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Last Update: 19 April 2024