Brghten Your Smile From a Teeth Cleaning at our Edmonton Clinic
Professional dental cleanings, called scaling, are typically performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include the following:
- Dental exam
- Removal of tartar (calculus): Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. It forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is composed of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and this inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.