Regular brushing and flossing are vital to good dental health, but they can’t prevent the buildup of tartar on your teeth. This hard build-up, which is stronger than bone and can’t be removed by brushing, can harbour harmful bacteria that cause decay and gum disease. It’s essential to have tartar removed by a dental professional at least once every six months.
During a professional cleaning we will use special tools to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth and then we will polish your teeth to remove any stains. A dentist will examine your mouth and teeth for signs of injury or decay and we will also screen you for indications of oral cancer. Your cleaning may also include a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth from decay.