Why do you need dental cleaning?
Getting regular dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis) is essential for good oral hygiene. It allows your dentist to get a good look at what’s going on with your teeth so they can catch and treat potential issues like cavities or gingivitis early. It also keeps your teeth and gums healthy! During your appointment, you will receive a complete oral exam and a few common dental cleaning techniques.
Dental cleaning techniques to expect
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that accumulates on the tooth surface both above and below the gum line. Tartar can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, colorless ﬁlm consisting of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. Unless plaque is removed, the bacteria will produce toxins that can inflame the gums, leading to periodontal (gum) disease.
- Teeth polishing: Gentle professional polishing removes stains and traces of plaque that remain on the teeth so you can enjoy that “just left the dentist” clean feeling.
At Flawless Dental our dental hygienist and doctors are specialists with years of experience performing professional dental cleanings and exams.
We will give you instructions for how to keep your smile healthy.
As always, good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are recommended following your dental cleaning!