Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis, literally a preventive treatment of a disease) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine toothbrushing.
Meet Beth Salmon, our dental hygienist. She provides professional dental cleaning that includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing, and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated.
As to the frequency of cleaning, we recommend teeth cleaning every 6 to 9 months. Research has proven that more frequent cleaning leads to better overall dental health.
If you are looking for scheduled teeth cleaning, we would love to see you in our Fort Myers dental office.