Why Do I Need Dental
Cleanings in Santa Maria?
A dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a procedure where a dental professional removes tartar build-up and evaluates the health of your gum tissue.
Daily brushing and flossing are needed to remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. However, even the best brushers and flossers aren’t able to remove every bit of plaque – especially if they have crowded or crooked teeth or wisdom teeth that are hard to reach and keep clean. Some people have dexterity issues, which make it hard to clean their teeth thoroughly.
When plaque isn’t removed, it eventually hardens and turns into tartar or calculus. Tartar is impossible to remove with a toothbrush and floss. Only a dental professional with special instruments can safely and effectively remove tartar.