While proper oral hygiene techniques can remove the majority of plaque and bacteria that builds up on your teeth, the vast majority of people will still miss some areas. Our professional dental hygienists can help remove tartar and plaque that may have built up beneath your gums and around your teeth, reduce your risk of cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Your Dental Cleaning Experience
If you haven’t had a dental cleaning in a while and are unsure of what to expect, you can learn about our cleaning process below.
Plaque Removal: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film composed of bacteria, food debris, and saliva. Our hygienists will use floss and dental tools to remove the plaque in and around your teeth.
- Tartar Removal: Tarter is hardened plaque that is firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tarter forms both above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Teeth Polishing: We will professionally polish your teeth to make them smooth, shiny, and plaque free! This painless process also removes surface stains that might have built up on your teeth from items such as coffee.
- Schedule Your Next Appointment: Since teeth should be cleaned once every six months, our front office staff will schedule in your next appointment. That way, you’ll already have a plan in place for continuing your oral care.
Note that your cleaning will also include a routine dental exam, in which our dentists will inspect your teeth for signs of damage or decay. You can learn more about dental check-ups here.
Our doors are always open to new patients. Call to schedule your cleaning today!