Regular tooth cleaning by your dental hygienist is important to remove plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach at home. Professional cleaning includes scaling and polishing. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
We recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders. Routine examination of your teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays.