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Cleaning and Polishing

You'll love the way your smile feels after a thorough cleaning from our trained professionals. We use the latest technology so your teeth feel squeaky clean for days after. Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time.

Cleaning and polishing teeth involves the removal of dental plaque and tarter from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease preventing tooth loss.

Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale, or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums.

The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

The general recommendation is two cleanings per year.

We will show you how to maintain your smile with brushing and flossing at home. Preventative care will allow you to keep your teeth for life!