Dental cleaning is the removal of dental plaque (a soft, sticky, bacteria-containing film) and calculus ( hardened plaque deposits) from the teeth. Regular dental cleanings are vital to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. If left untreated, severe gum disease can result in bone loss and eventually tooth loss. Cleaning and polishing of the teeth leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth making it hard for the bacteria to stick to them. Your dentist and hygienist will determine the procedure and intervals for your gum/periodontal health. Your homecare is imperative for the maintenance of your oral health. Our team will help develop a homecare routine best suited to your needs.