Professional teeth cleanings should be performed every six months to help prevent gum disease. Also used to treat mild gingivitis and keep bad breath away, they are quick and painless. You can resume regular activities soon after.
Professional cleanings are a good way for dentists to evaluate your oral health. During a routine cleaning, dental scaling removes tartar, plaque, and bacteria from teeth.
Once your cleaning is completed, you may receive a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth and prevent cavities. This is usually applied on a dental tray in a gel or foam or maybe painted onto your teeth with a brush.