Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis, literally a preventive treatment of a disease) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine toothbrushing. It is often done by a dental hygienist. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
- Scheduled every 3 or 6 months
- Fluoride is suggested to help strengthen your teeth and prevent tooth decay
- Hygienists are our second set of trained eyes, they will notify the Dentist of any areas of concern