Dental Cleaning

Your professional dental cleanings will include a complete dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that accumulates on the tooth surface both above and below the gum line.  Tartar can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, colorless film consisting of living bacteria, food debris and saliva.  Unless plaque is removed, the bacteria will produce toxins (poisons) that can inflame the gums, leading to periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Teeth polishing: Gentle professional polishing removes stains and traces of place that remain on the teeth so you can enjoy that “just left the dentist” clean feeling.

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