Professional dental cleanings are performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists. A professional dental cleaning appointment will include:
Removal of tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been on the surface of a tooth for too long and has attached to the tooth surface. It can form both above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with specialized dental equiptment.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, nearly invisible film that forms on the surface of teeth and is a breading place for bacteria, food debris, and saliva. If plaque is left on the teeth for too long, it can erode the teeth and cause tooth decay and become tartar.
Polishing of teeth: This removes stains and plaque that can not be removed during tooth brushing and scaling.