Professional dental cleanings (scaling, root planing and polishing) in our North Vancouver office are done by our Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will usually include a dental exam by the dentist and:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has formed on the tooth and will be firmly attached. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can be removed with appropriate dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease and can affect your general health!
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
If you did not have a professional teeth cleaning in the last 6 months, please contact our Lynn Valley office to book an appointment.