Teeth cleaning is a major part of oral hygiene, and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Our Dentist uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. It is common to hear a mild scraping sound, nothing to worry about.
As a maintenance measure, we recommend using an appropriate technique for brushing and flossing, so you at home can also prevent plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. It is important to understand that once you have tartar, you can only have it removed at the dentist’s office.
After your teeth are completely tartar-free, the dentist brushes them with a high-powered electric brush. You can relax as the toothbrush gently scrubs your teeth using toothpaste that smells and tastes like regular toothpaste. This procedure polishes your teeth, when done by a professional, and it is recommended to have it done twice a year.