Regular cleanings with our dental hygienists will work to remove any build-up that occurs on your teeth. Our dental hygienists help to maintain your healthy gums and bright smile.
Everyone will get stains and calculus (tartar) building up on their teeth over a period of time. Everything you drink, except for water, will leave a residue on your teeth that can stain your teeth.
Regular brushing and flossing helps to remove this residue, but it cannot remove all of it. A regular visit with one of our dental hygienists will aid in its removal. Our hygienists will also discuss techniques for better brushing and flossing, which will help you maintain the cleanliness of your teeth.
Calculus (tartar) that builds on your teeth is dental plaque that has calcified on your teeth, which creates a rough surface. This cannot be removed just by brushing and flossing. If the calculus(tartar) is allowed to remain on the surface of your teeth, it will collect more plaque, which will become more calculus (tartar). Over time, these deposits can become quite large, and can lead to gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to many other health problems and having a clean, healthy mouth is one way to optimize your overall health.
Our dental hygienists and dentists can help explain this to you.