Your professional dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis) will be performed by a courteous and knowledgeable registered dental hygienist. Your cleaning appointment will include the following:
Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that accumulates on the tooth surface both above and below the gum line. Tartar can only be removed with special dental instruments
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, colorless film consisting of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. Unless plaque is removed, the bacteria will produce toxins (poisons) that can inflame the gums, leading to periodontal (gum) disease.
Teeth polishing: Gentle professional polishing removes stains and traces of plaque that remain on the teeth, so you can enjoy that “just left the dentist” clean feeling.
Dr. Messer’s dental team has years of experience performing professional dental cleanings and exams. We will be pleased to give you instructions for how to keep your smile healthy. As always, good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are recommended following your dental cleaning.
Contact our Randolph dental office to schedule a dental cleaning today!