Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at University Dental Group will remove:
- Plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis
- Tartar from teeth surfaces. Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become hardened on the teeth; its removal requires scaling
- Surface stains from teeth through polishing
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Morales or Dr. Garcia will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.