While dental emergencies can strike anyone at any time, our patients who commit to regular preventive care appointments usually experience fewer problems over time. Professional cleanings with a registered dental hygienist allow us to take a proactive approach to your dental health. We can address issues while they are small and potentially avoid issues altogether. Despite your best efforts, deposits of mineralized plaque (known as tartar) adhere to areas of your teeth. These deposits create a home for millions of harmful bacteria, which when left unchecked flood toxins into the gums resulting in chronic problems--sometimes even the loss of teeth.
When tartar is removed, it doesn't have the opportunity to produce irreversible damage. We use professional instruments and prescription strength polishing paste that gently buffs away stain and plaque, leaving your teeth ultra-smooth and shiny. Since stains settle into the enamel of your teeth over time, this helps slow discoloration while maintaining a glassy surface for better cleaning.