Even when you brush and floss properly every day, some plaque remains on your teeth and hardens to become tartar. Tartar can be removed effectively only with a professional cleaning.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
The purpose of professional teeth cleaning, (also known as prophylaxis, literally a preventive treatment of a disease), by a certified dental hygienist is to remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth. Even when you brush and floss your teeth and gums routinely tarter can develop. The professional cleaning of your teeth is a crucial part of good oral hygiene and is needed periodically to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. It is recommended that your teeth be professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease progressing. In between routine cleanings, good oral hygiene at home is vital to prevent tarter build-up and gum disease.
The Professional Cleaning Process
We use a variety of instruments to carefully remove all the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. These instruments may include hand scalers, an ultrasonic scaler, and dental floss, superfloss, or other flossing aids.
We then use a polishing instrument to remove stains from your teeth.
With regular dental cleaning, we can help you maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
Don't hesitate to contact us to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment or discuss any aspect of your dental health