Routine Hygiene Appointments

Professional dental cleanings are performed by your dental hygienist throughout the year.  Your hygienist and your doctor will identify the interval of care that you need to maintain optimum oral health.  Your hygienist cleans off the hard deposits called calculus, or “tartar” as it is sometimes called, and polishes the stain from the teeth.  The calculus cannot be removed by a toothbrush or floss and can cause poor gum health which can lead to the need for periodontal treatment.