Teeth cleaning, or prophylaxis, provides the thorough cleaning you need to help avoid gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay and keep your smile looking and feeling great. No matter how well you brush your teeth, everyone needs to visit a professional dental office for the type of cleaning you just can’t do at home.
Schedule your next cleaning with Otero Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry near Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Over time, bacteria and plaque harden into calculus, which is nearly impossible to remove with brushing and flossing at home. If left unchecked, this substance can promote the formation of cavities and cause periodontal gum disease.
When you visit our office, one of our trained hygienists will scale the hardened plaque from your teeth and polish them for a fresh shine.
In some cases, we may suggest having your teeth deep cleaned. This involves cleaning the tooth below the gumline and is often used in cases of bone loss, periodontal disease, or when calculus spreads below the gumline. A numbing agent is used to minimize discomfort.