Our dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar during this cleaning process. While you may be brushing and flossing daily at home, nothing beats a professional dental cleaning. The hygienist is specially trained to thoroughly brush, floss and polish your teeth, leaving you with a healthy, shiny smile. A thorough cleaning can also help remove stains from the teeth.
After the cleaning, the hygienist may apply fluoride and sealants to protect teeth and keep decay at bay. These preventative services can help prevent cavities and gingivitis and eliminate the need for extensive treatments such as root canals. X-rays may also be taken at your cleaning appointment. Typically, X-rays are taken every 1-2 years. These images help dentists identify any structural issues in your mouth. By taking preventative action now, you can avoid expensive treatments down the road.