Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only between 25 and 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.

Dental cleanings are for people with healthy gums or gingivitis only. Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease that does not effect the bone. People with gingivitis have tartar that is above the gumline which is removed from the teeth at the cleaning by the hygienist. Tartar is the stuff that no matter how hard you try at home cannot be removed. It can only be removed professionally.

New and advanced technology has lead to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time.