Professional teeth cleaning gets all the plaque and tartar off your teeth. Without a professional cleaning, tartar and plaque may build up, discolor your teeth, affect your gums and bone, and lead to decay or tooth loss.
We will first examine your mouth to get a baseline. Using a small mirror, we’ll look around your teeth and gums for signs of inflammation, plaque and tartar, or other oral health concerns. Once identified, the cleaning will begin.
If any plaque and/or tartar is found, we will remove them with a Scaler. Usually, plaque and tartar congregate near your gum line and between your teeth. It will sound like scraping and that may concern you, but you should know that this is perfectly normal.
After the we remove all of the tartar and plaque, we will brush your teeth using an electric toothbrush to scrub off any excess. Then we will commence a professional flossing alongside a rinse. Finally, a fluoride treatment will be performed to assist to deter cavities for several months after your clean.
Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth. The two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance people have of keeping their teeth for life.