Dental cleanings are the best way to ensure that your teeth and gums are safe against the threat of plaque bacteria. Dental plaque created from bacteria produces acids and other substances that irritate the gums and cause accelerated enamel erosion leaving your teeth vulnerable to permanent damage. No matter how thorough you brush and floss, there will always be places the bristles can’t reach such as just beneath the gum line—plaque bacteria’s favourite place to hide!
Plaque that gets missed will eventually harden to become tartar, which can only be safely removed by a professional dental hygienist. Professional debridement is the process of clearing the buildup of plaque which accumulates on the teeth. After we gently remove plaque and tartar and deep clean the teeth, your teeth will be professionally flossed, polished, and treated with fluoride. Finally, you’ll receive instruction on proper brushing and flossing technique so you can maintain oral hygiene until your next cleaning. When you’re done, your teeth will be clean, smooth, and more resistant to new plaque buildup.
We are ready to serve you at our Saskatoon Dental Clinic. Take care of your smile and Contact us today to book your next dental cleaning.