We recommend visiting the dentist for a professional, routine, dental cleaning at least twice a year. This will ensure that your teeth remain happy and healthy throughout the year, and will prevent decay from damaging your teeth and gums.
When you visit our office for a cleaning, our dentist will remove signs of plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth. Plaque is a thin, sticky film composed of millions of bacteria that build up on your teeth. It is these bacteria that produce toxins that can cause decay. Tartar, also known as calculus, is the hardened form of plaque. If tartar is not removed, it can get into the gums, which will eventually lead to gum disease. Stains can occur on the teeth for a number of reasons. Most of the time, stains are caused by the foods and drinks you eat, including coffee and soda.
Our dentists will be able to thoroughly clean your teeth of damaging plaque and tartar and remove easily cleaned stains. We offer routine cleaning for all of our patients as a prevention method to keep your teeth both healthy and bright.