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Dental Cleaning, Examinations and Prevention

Professional Dental Cleanings – A professional dental cleaning, also known as a “dental prophylaxis”, is performed by a trained hygienist. It consists of the removal of plaque (a sticky film of bacteria ) and the removal of calculus (tartar) with special instruments. Often times plaque and calculus can occur above and below the gum line which can lead to gingivitis-the inflammation of gums. Gingivitis can then lead to a more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis. It is important to...
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