Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is removed from the gum line and between the teeth with the help of a precise tool known as a scaler. Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
- Removal of tartar: Tartar (also called calculus) is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Teeth polishing: During this step of the cleaning process, a specialized dental tool is used to remove stubborn stains and plaque that could not be removed using tooth brushing and scaling.
Scheduling Your Dental Exam & Cleaning
Proper oral care is the key to lasting dental health, and a dental exam & cleaning from a skilled and experienced dental professional is the first step. Whether it has been a while since your last cleaning or you’re just scheduling your next one, Dr. Cho is the ideal choice. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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