A regular dental cleaning is a quick and simple, yet essential service we offer. While daily brushing and flossing prevent plaque and tartar from building up, a professional dental cleaning will remove any buildup in places you may have missed. During your cleaning, Dr. Betcher and our hygienists will scrape away any plaque and tartar that has built up since your previous visit, floss to remove plaque from in between your teeth, polish your teeth to remove minor stains and smooth the surface of your teeth, and check for any abnormalities like tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions.
Keeping your teeth healthy with regular cleanings is important. Failure to keep up with cleanings can result in issues like gum disease—which can easily become a serious problem. Depending on the health of your gum tissues, we recommend having a professional cleaning done at least every six months.