The Simple Routine That Keeps Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Your teeth are under attack within minutes of eating. Routine dental cleanings help remove the harmful bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and gums.

Keep your teeth and gums healthy

Dental cleanings two times per year (every six months) can help prevent cavities and costly dental treatment. Support your daily brushing and flossing with this essential in-office procedure.

Your dental cleaning supports your routine, at-home dental care. The in-office procedures effectively treat the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, teeth, and gums. 

Routine, professional dental cleanings help prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Teeth cleanings remove the harmful oral plaque and tartar that harbor decay causing bacteria.

A simple procedure

Scaling removes the tartar build-up from the surfaces of your teeth. Your hygienist will manually scale your teeth by gently scraping the tartar deposits away or use an ultrasonic scaler that removes larger deposits with gentle vibrations and a stream of water.

Polishing uses a safe, abrasive paste to remove stains from your tooth surfaces. Smoothing your tooth surfaces helps prevent plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth.

Fluoride is recommended to strengthen your tooth enamel against tooth decay. The treatment is applied at the completion of your teeth cleaning and is available as a gel, foam, rinse, or a topical varnish that’s brushed on.