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.