An appointment with the dental hygienist can make you feel like a new person!
Your dental hygienist will:
Remove calculus (tartar): this is hardened plaque that has been firmly attached to the surface of the tooth for some time. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Remove plaque: this is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a living colony of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. This bacteria produces toxins that can inflame the gums and is the starting point for periodontal disease!
Teeth polishing: the hygienist will remove stains and plaque that isn’t removed during normal toothbrushing.
If the thought of a colony of living bacteria in your mouth is disagreeable - make an appointment at US Dental today!