Professional dental cleanings are an important aspect of preventive dentistry. The Registered Dental Hygienists at Westboro Station Dental perform all of your dental cleanings which include:
Tartar removal: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth, and over time has become firmly affixed to the surface of your teeth. What you may not know is that tartar forms both above and below the gum line. Tartar is so hard that it can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Plaque removal: Plaque is a nearly invisible, sticky film that forms on your teeth. This film is actually made up of living bacteria, bits of food and saliva. It’s important to remove plaque because the bacteria produce toxins that can inflame your gums, and if left unchecked, can lead to gum disease.
Teeth polishing: Polishing your teeth helps to remove stains and more importantly, it removes stubborn plaque that can’t be removed easily with regular tooth brushing or scaling with dental instruments. Your hygienist may opt to do conventional polishing or air polishing.