Professional Dental Cleaning
What to Expect During Your Visit to Our Vancouver Dentist Office
When you visit NewLeaf Dental Care in Vancouver, your professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include the following:
- Plaque Removal: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible biofilm that forms on the teeth from food debris, saliva and growing colonies of living bacteria. These bacteria feed on the food debris and produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums and cause periodontal disease.
- Calculus (tartar) Removal: Calculus is hardened plaque that is firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Teeth polishing: Polishing leaves your teeth feeling silky smooth and removes stains and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.