Cleanings and Prevention
Regularly scheduled professional cleanings are important when maintaining a healthy mouth and a crisp smile. During your cleaning appointment, one of our friendly hygienists will perform a full x-ray exam and will also do the following:
Plaque is a yellowish film that contains bacteria. Plaque eventually accumulates on your teeth and causes cavities. The bacteria can also produce toxins that lead to inflamed gums, which in turn leads to periodontal disease.
Plaque buildup on teeth over time hardens and becomes calculus (tartar). Tartar forms a breeding ground for bacteria that multiplies quickly. It can only be removed with dental tools such as scalers that scrape the tooth.
This final step in a dental cleaning that a hygienist performs is removing stains and any remaining plaque, making teeth their brightest and whitest!
For most people, Tri-City Dental Care recommends a professional cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
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