Cleanings differ from your at-home dental routine of brushing and flossing. During a cleaning our hygienists include:

  • Removal of plaque to reduce and prevent gum inflammation and periodontal disease
  • Removal of calculus (tartar) formed from plaque, thereby preventing gingivitis
  • Teeth polishing to remove stains and plaque

It is important that your teeth are regularly cleaned. Thorough removal of plaque and tartar can only be done in a dentist’s office with the use of ultrasonic tools and specialized instruments.