Freshen up and stay healthy! Regular check-ups with Dr. Tarra Elliott and cleanings by one of our registered dental hygienist contribute to a great smile, fresh breath and a healthy life!
At Eglinton Way Dentistry, professional dental cleanings are performed by registered dental hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and more.
- 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 produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease and is commonly known as gingivitis! As it hardens, calculus forms which may penetrate below the gum line making it more difficult to remove.
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments. If the calculus is not removed, gum and bone deterioration occurs which may lead to infections and eventual tooth loss.
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.