A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. For your health, you should have a cleaning every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include some minor scaling and polishing.
Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces using a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new, advanced technology has led to more modern methods, including the use of gentle electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows us to perform more efficient, effective dental cleanings in less time. To achieve best results and healthiest smiles, we combine electric and manual scaling to give you the best possible cleaning.