Dental Hygiene is essential to maintain a healthy smile. A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning that you receive from a dental hygienist or dentist. Cleanings are recommended every six months, on average, to prevent plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated will lead to calculus, unhealthy gums, and tooth loss.
Scaling and Root Planing: This process removes plaque and calculus from all tooth surfaces using hand scaling techniques and ultrasonic scaling. Ultrasonic scalers allow dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. This process involves going underneath the gums to remove calculus from the tooth. The patient is numb for this procedure.