While dental emergencies can strike anyone, our patients who commit to regular preventive care experience significantly fewer problems over time. Professional cleanings with a registered dental hygienist allow us to bring a blend of proactive efforts to you. Deposits of mineralized plaque, known as tartar, adhere to certain areas of the teeth, even if you are very diligent. These deposits provide suitable housing for millions of harmful bacteria. Left unchecked, they produce a flood of toxins into the gums. This frequently cascades into devastating chronic problems, even resulting in tooth loss.
When you visit us regularly, we can gently remove the deposits from tooth surfaces. If not left to sit undisturbed, bacterial tartar doesn’t have the same opportunity to create irreversible damage. Furthermore, we use professional-strength polishing paste that gently buffs away stains and microscopic plaque, leaving your teeth ultra-smooth and shiny. Since discoloration settles into the enamel of your teeth over time, this helps slow yellowing, while maintaining a glossy surface for better cleaning.