Regular dental cleanings are highly recommended – at least once every 6 months – in order to promote optimal gum health and overall oral health. Our dental hygienist will work with you to thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque, calculus (hardened plaque) and superficial staining (e.g. tea, coffee stains). Regular dental cleanings are an important part of a patient’s overall treatment plan, and play an important role in ‘Preventative Dentistry’ – to prevent gum disease, and subsequent bone loss. At Marigold Dental Clinic, Pitt Meadows, we work with out patients on regular recall for cleaning and care.
Professional cleanings performed by a certified dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:
- Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.)
- Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indicator of gum disease.)
- Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.