The primary function of a dental cleaning appointment is the prevention of cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Regular dental cleanings are the cornerstone for a lifetime of dental health.
Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of tartar from above and below the gum line.
- Removal of plaque that forms on the teeth causing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
- Teeth polishing to remove superficial stains and plaque not removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
- Discussion of procedures to enhance the health of your gums.