Dental Cleaning Lexington MA
Dental cleaning | Teeth cleaning is performed as a preventative measure against tooth decay and gingivitis. The dental cleaning procedure focuses on the removal of tartar and plaque from the tooth and gum line. Patients that avoid routine dental cleanings risk suffering from tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Protect your oral cavity today and schedule a cleaning.
What does a dental cleaning/teeth cleaning include?
Following a dental exam, your dental cleaning/teeth cleaning will include tartar and plaque removal. We will also polish your teeth with a special brush and paste.
What is tartar?
Tartar is hardened plaque and is firmly attached to the tooth surface. It forms above and below the gum line. Tartar removal can only be done at the dentist office during dental cleaning/teeth cleaning. Removing tartar is very important. Left untreated, tartar can cause tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. These issues result to more extensive dental treatments. We advise to maintain good dental hygiene to further protect your smile.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a sticky residue that forms on teeth. Essentially, it is a growing colony of bacteria and food particles. This film is invisible to the naked eye but can cause gum inflammation if not removed routinely. The gum inflammation is the beginning stages of periodontal disease.
What is the difference between regular teeth brushing and a teeth polishing?
At-home teeth brushing is essential for good dental hygiene. However, teeth polishing cleans the teeth more thoroughly. Our special brush and paste not only removes plaque but it also removes surface stains. You will notice a brighter and cleaner mouth afterwards.
Our dental office is located in Lexington MA. Contact us today for a dental cleaning/teeth cleaning. Our friendly team is eager to assist and will answer any questions you may have. Call (781) 861-7645 or send a message here.