Periodontal health is essential for the well-being and integrity of your smile. Biannual professional teeth cleanings can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Periodontists Dr. David Weinstock and Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp provide thorough professional dental cleanings and fluoride applications as part of our thorough preventative dental care.

Professional teeth cleanings help remove plaque and tartar build up that regular brushing and flossing can not. Teeth cleanings utilize state of the art tools to thoroughly clean all surfaces and crevices of your teeth and soft tissues to help reduce the development of complex oral health concerns such as decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.  Twice yearly dental cleanings can also help keep your teeth whiter and your breath fresher.

What is plaque and tartar?

Plaque is a sticky film that accumulates on your teeth from food. Because it is loaded with millions of bacteria, it must be removed every day and this is the main reason you should brush your teeth a few times a day. The bacteria found in plaque causes gum disease and tooth decay. Tartar is hard calcified deposits that develop when plaque and bacteria are not regularly removed from your teeth. Tartar buildup must be removed at regular cleaning visits. If left untreated, this buildup of tartar on your teeth will lead to tooth decay.