At Scotia Square Dentistry in Edmonton, professional dental cleanings are usually performed by your Registered Dental Hygienist.
Keep Your Smile Healthy Long Term
Regular dental cleanings are important because your dentist and hygienist have to tools and expertise to remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing can't.
Your cleaning appointment at our Edmonton dental office will include a dental exam, and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
- Fluoride: Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations.
Get in touch if you have questions about Professional Dental Cleaning
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