At Clayburn Dental in Abbotsford, our dentists believe that preventive care and regular dental cleanings can keep dental diseases and signs of damage at bay, giving you a healthy, strong smile you can be proud of!
Why are dental cleanings so important?
Caring for your teeth and preventing early signs of tooth decay is critical to ensuring that your teeth remain strong and healthy for years to come.
Regular dental cleanings and polishing performed by a Clayburn Dental dentist will ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of plaque. Dental cleanings maintain the overall health of your entire mouth, including the gums, inner cheeks and tongue, making it an absolutely essential dental procedure.
Components of Your Cleaning
Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by a registered dental hygienist. Your dental cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Removal of calculus (tartar)
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the surface of the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth's structure. 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 produces toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal (gum) disease.
Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during manual tooth brushing and scaling.