Professional teeth cleaning by one of our hygienists allows for the removal of plaque, tarter, and stains that have accumulated on the teeth over the months. While it is crucial to brush and floss your teeth and gums daily, tarter could still develop in areas that maybe neglected or not reached.
Everyone’s mouth harbors thousands, if not millions of bacteria. After every meal, especially a sugar-rich one, the bacteria in the mouth metabolize the sugar and produce waste in the form of a biofilm known as plaque. This plaque protects the bacteria, allowing them to live longer until they produce acids that wear down the tooth enamel and cause cavities. That is why if you don’t floss in between your teeth to remove the plague, you can find most of your cavities being in those areas.
If the plaque stays on your teeth long enough, it will eventually harden into tarter or calculus, which will become even harder to remove from brushing. Calculus is commonly found under the gums, that is why it is highly important to floss in that area.
Teeth cleanings are always a great way to maintain a healthy smile, and it offers our professionals to observe and ensure that there is no decay occurring in your mouth.