Regular dental cleanings are a very important part of keeping your mouth and body healthy. They will clearly help minimize the risk of gum disease and cavities. Studies have suggested that poor oral health is related to heart disease, dementia, and can contribute to low birth weight babies, as well as complications with diabetes.
The cleaning process is typically done by a licensed dental hygienist and focuses on removing tartar (what we call calculus) from your teeth, both above and below where the gum meets the tooth.
In our office we will explain the work that is being done, how to improve your overall oral hygiene, and even follow up to help schedule your next appointment.