Regular professional teeth cleaning is not just to put the dazzle back in your smile, but is an important means of helping to prevent gum disease. Hard deposits called calculus (also known as tartar) are gently removed from above and below your gums. These deposits can shield bacteria that can cause the gum diseases gingivitis and periodontitis. Daily brushing and flossing can help keep calculus to a minimum, but most people need to have it professionally removed. Once these hard deposits have been cleaned off, the teeth are polished to bring out their natural luster.
We place a special emphasis on treating patients who are apprehensive about dental treatment. Using modern pain control techniques, including nitrous oxide and conscious sedation, fear of the dentist is now a thing of the past.
What is a board certified dentist?
The achievement of board certification is the culmination of years of rigorous study and testing in all aspects of general dentistry. The board certification process involves taking a written examination that must demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Then, the candidate must complete an arduous oral examination covering all specialties of dentistry and present actual cases performed by the candidate.