During the cleaning, your dental hygienist will use instruments that are especially made to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. We call these instruments scalers. During the cleaning, the dental hygienist will try to remove all the tartar deposits from your teeth but sometimes, tartar can be very far underneath the gums. If you are very sensitive, your hygienist may recommend a deep cleaning which would be done under local anesthetic.
At your cleaning appointments, your dental professional will make sure to evaluate your gums for any presence of infection, inflammation and disease. A probe will be used in order to take measurements to evaluate your gum attachment.
Your dental hygienist will finish with polishing your teeth to remove any remaining plaque and stains.
A professional cleaning is an optimal way to improve and maintain proper oral hygiene and help you to prevent cavities as well as keep your gums free from infection.