Professional Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings (prophylaxis) may be performed by your dentist, but usually they are performed by a Registered Dental Hygenist. A cleaning appointment is made up of 2 parts: a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of plaque, a sticky film that forms on the tooth and is an almost invisible film formed of bacteria, food debris and saliva. Plaque releases toxins which inflame the gums, which results in gum disease over time.
- Removal of calculus (tartar) which is hardened plaque left on the tooth which, over time, hardens and firmly attaches to the tooth surface. Removal of calculus, above and below the gumline, requires special dental instruments.
- Teeth polishing to remove stains and any plaque remaining after tooth scaling.
To schedule a Professional Dental Cleaning with our team, request an appointment.