Dental Cleaning

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!