Did you know that tartar is harder than bone? Brushing and flossing will remove plaque and food particles from your teeth, but tartar is very hard and can't be removed without special tools. Over time, tartar can build up and if it's not removed it can cause infections in your gums.
Our dental hygienists are trained to properly clean your teeth, and can scale them to remove tartar. They'll also polish your teeth to remove any stains and discolouration from your enamel.
To ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, you should go for a professional cleaning at least once a year. In some cases you may need to go more frequently.
When you come in for a cleaning, your dentist will also examine your mouth, teeth and gums to detect signs of decay, injury or oral cancer.
Prevention is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy, and our hygienists can help you preserve good oral health by showing you proper brushing and flossing techniques.