Oral hygiene plays a significant role in everyone’s lives, as it directly influences one’s overall health. The best way to maintain ideal oral health is by regular brushing and flossing, and periodic visits to the dental office. This way, Dr. Clark can keep track of your current condition, and suggest necessary treatment procedures.
How can professional oral cleaning benefit you?
Despite are best efforts to keep our teeth clean. At transparent layer of biofilm or plaque, gets left behind in the mouth. It can grow rapidly and form a transparent layer on the teeth. When plaque stays on the teeth for a long time, it can become a mineralized deposit on teeth called tarter, an is primary cause of cavities and gum diseases. Tartar is hard to get of your teeth and requires professional care.
Professional cleanings use procedures to remove the accumulated plaque and tartar from the teeth and sometimes the roots. The dentist uses a hand-held scaling device for this purpose. A hand held instrument called a scaler is used to painlessly remove plaque and tarter accumulation. Hygiene appointment also include an examination and sometimes x-rays.