Your dentist or dental hygienist will perform the teeth cleaning. This involves removing the tartar that develops in areas difficult to reach with routine daily brushing.
During the cleaning process various instruments are used to perform tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement (removal of plaque and calculus that have accumulated on the teeth). These procedures remove hard and soft deposits which prevents gum disease and cavities from occuring.
Daily flossing and brushing help prevent unscheduled visits to the dentist when combined with annual dental exams and dental teeth cleanings every 6 months. A healthy diet is also important for avoiding tartar build-up, cavities and gum disease.
Why regular dental cleanings are important:
- Help prevent bad breath
- Maintain a bright and white smile
- Help prevent gum disease
- Detect dental problems early
- Help oral cancer
- Maintain good physical health