Tartar buildup can lead to serious conditions, like gingivitis, since it compromises gum health
Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and even debridement if a lot of tartar is spotted. Debridement is the process of plaque removal using ultrasonic instruments and hand tools. Tooth scaling is another type of plaque removal using periodontal scalers and curettes to ensure that tartar gets removed safely and effectively.
Here at Dr. Runne’s dental practice, we recommend that our patients get their teeth cleaning done by a team of dental hygienists twice a year, once every six months. This is a very effective method of preventing cavities, gum disease, and other dental complications arising from an excess of tartar buildup.