Our friendly and knowledgeable registered dental hygienists are here to provide you with a gentle and thorough dental cleaning, also called a dental prophylaxis. During your professional teeth cleaning, plaque and calculus are removed. Plaque is a colorless but sticky film that is made of food debris, bacteria and saliva that hardens into calculus when it is not removed. Toxins are produced by the bacteria that lead to gum disease and decay. Calculus, also called tartar, can only be removed using special dental instruments. Once the plaque and calculus are removed, the hygienist will polish your teeth to remove staining and give you that “I just left the dentist” clean feeling!
Our hygienists have years of experience working with people and it would be their pleasure to give you instructions, to keep your smile beautiful and healthy. They are a wealth of knowledge and can offer many tips and tricks or recommend certain tools to help you with a specific area or need. Good home care practices are important to keep your teeth clean and healthy in between your professional dental cleanings!