Having professional dental cleanings twice per year is the best way to ensure the lifelong health of your teeth and gums. Cleanings remove calculus (mineralized plaque) which everyone develops on their teeth over time and which cannot be removed at home by brushing or flossing. This is important for preventing periodontal (gum) disease, which occurs when calculus causes chronic inflammation in the gum tissue. Periodontal disease causes the gums to detach from the roots of the teeth, resulting in increased risk for severe decay, bone loss around the teeth. In severe cases, this can lead to loosening and loss of the teeth.
Healthy gums also help make sure that cleanings, brushing, flossing, and other dental care is easy and painless.
Our cleanings are performed by specialized professionals called hygienists, who have the experience and training to make sure your visit is quick, comfortable, and worry free. Learn more about our hygienists here.