Dental Hygiene Session
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Our dental hygienists at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic are specially trained, licensed practitioners whose core focus is to carry out preventative dental care. Our dental hygienists will examine your mouth for signs of oral diseases and carry out prophylactic treatments to help stop or prevent progression of gum diseases.
Why do I need to get my teeth cleaned by a hygienist?
There are hard-to-reach areas that we can’t clean thoroughly when we brush our teeth. Once plaque builds up and hardens into calculus (tartar), brushing alone can’t remove it. Our hygienists use special instruments to meticulously remove the buildup of hard deposits of calculus on your teeth. After your cleaning, they will show you how to remove soft plaque by yourself to help prevent the buildup of tartar.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque feeds off sugars in food and drink that we take and produce acids that dissolve and break down the enamel of the teeth. When you don’t clean your teeth properly, the plaque eventually hardens into calculus which makes it even more difficult to clean your teeth. The buildup of plaque will cause gingivitis, a condition where gums become tender, swollen and bleed easily. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal or gum disease.