Dental Cleanings

Overview

Regular dental cleanings are an important component of your overall health. Professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from the teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and other forms of periodontal disease. Dental cleaning includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement of plaque and tartar that have accumulated. This requires the use of specialized instruments to loosen and remove deposits and debris from the teeth.