Your dental hygienist will perform the teeth cleaning. This involves removing the tartar that develops in areas difficult to reach with routine daily brushing.
During the teeth cleaning process various instruments are used to perform tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement (removal of plaque and calculus that have accumulated on the teeth). These procedures remove hard and soft deposits which prevent gum disease and cavities from occurring.
Daily flossing and brushing help prevent unscheduled visits to the dentist when combined with annual dental exams and dental teeth cleanings every 6 months. Also important for avoiding tarter build-up, cavities and gum disease is a healthy diet.
Why regular dental teeth cleanings are important:
- Help prevent bad breath
- Maintain a bright and white smile
- Help prevent Gum Disease
- Detect dental problems early
- Help oral cancer
- Maintain good physical health