What Is a Professional Teeth Cleaning?
Regular cleanings at the dentist’s office can help prevent gingivitis, tooth decay, and loss of enamel from teeth. Some cleanings may be simple, while others can be deeper depending on the amount of plaque build-up over your teeth.
While your teeth are being cleaned, your hygienist will likely use an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler to assist in the process. This removes plaque, tartar, and even stains that can’t be treated with just brushing and flossing. The scaler uses water to make the experience a bit more comfortable and involve less direct scraping.