Professional dental cleanings are an important part of your long-term dental health. Cleanings are performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. In addition to a dental exam, each dental cleaning appointment at Maxwell Heights Dental includes:
- Removal of tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms both above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, nearly invisible film that forms on the teeth and is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. Plaque left on teeth can erode the teeth and cause tooth decay and cavities.
- Polishing: Removes stains and plaque that are not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling, as well as helping to make your smile beautiful.