Keeping up with your regularly scheduled dental cleanings is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. Our special tools and professional touch allow us to achieve a deep clean that you just can’t get at home, no matter how diligent you are or how wonderful your toothbrush is. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, you still can’t get rid of all the bacterial buildup that threatens your teeth and your gums with cavities and infection. Plaque is a biofilm, and biofilms are notoriously difficult to disrupt. It hides in all the nooks and crannies you can’t reach with a toothbrush alone – between your teeth, behind your molars, under your gum line – and eventually hardens into calculus or tartar. This can only be removed by professional cleanings. The biggest reasons to make sure these biofilms are properly removed from your mouth, other than the fact that no one really wants a bacterial buildup on their smiles, are:
- Every time you eat or drink anything with sugar or other carbohydrates, you are feeding it. When it degrades that sugar, it produces an acid that attacks your teeth causing cavities and decay.
- When the bacteria thrive it can lead to infection in your oral soft tissue, especially your gums, which then travels to the rest of your body.
We use ultrasonic scalers to painlessly blast away stubborn plaque and tartar with sound waves for the deepest clean of your life, and follow up with a protective fluoride treatment for both children and adults. Your teeth never felt so good!