Keeping your teeth clean is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. That’s why we emphasize the importance of your regularly scheduled hygiene visits. Even if you brush and floss as well as you should, without these visits to keep your teeth clean, sticky plaque can turn into calculus or tartar, a hard mineralized layer that holds dangerous bacteria close to your gums and is a major contributor to gum disease.
For maximum comfort and efficiency, we use ultrasonic scalers. These tools can be used both for regular cleanings and for more advanced periodontal care. Because they clean with high frequency sound waves, they are not only amazingly gentle but have also been proven effective in removing tartar from both above and below the gum line.