Professional Oral Care Specialists
Preventive teeth cleaning procedures, such as brushing and flossing, significantly help to remove plaque and build-up from teeth. Plaque is a combination of bacteria and food debris (particularly from the sugars we consumer). When the plaque is not removed within a 24 hour period, it absorbs minerals in our saliva and becomes very hard, like cement.
This hard build-up is called calculus and it cannot be removed by normal brushing and flossing. Calculus is also very porous, giving the bacteria a protected haven to stay on the root causing gum irritation and potentially infection. Unfortunately, no matter how persistent and thorough you are with your daily oral hygiene routine, plaque can left behind and calculus can form.
This is why we recommend routine professional teeth cleanings with our dental hygienist.
Regular, professional teeth cleanings will help keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh. When you visit our dental office, you can take advantage of professional teeth cleaning services, such as:
- Calculus (tartar) removal
- Plaque removal
- Teeth polishing and stain removal