tooth cleaning by the dental hygienist is recommended to remove
tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful
brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult
for a patient to reach on his own at home. Professional cleaning
includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement
if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of
various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits
from the teeth. Most dental hygienists recommend having the
teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months.
frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the
treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders. Routine examination
of the teeth is recommended at least every year.