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Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time
Dental Cleaning
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time

Why do you need a Dental Cleaning?

Getting your teeth professionally cleaned and checked by a dentist regularly is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to prevent serious problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and tooth loss.

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Regular dental check ups are vital because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. We would recommend you have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months.

What happens at your visit?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth.

  • Your dental hygienist will use a special instrument called a hand scaler or ultrasonic dental instrument to scrape and remove the tartar from your teeth.
  • He or she will then polish your teeth, often with a rotating rubber cup or brush, to remove any remaining plaque or stains.

What you should do between visits

Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can get rid of it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use a mouth rinse to help get rid of plaque bacteria. This will also help to freshen breath.