During your visit, the dental hygienist
will first remove the plaque and tartar build up, using the Pro-Select Platinum ultrasonic cleaning system. The Pro-Select quickly and painlessly pushes tartar and bacterial deposits off tooth surfaces above and below the gum line. This instrument is also an irrigator allowing the hygienist to bathe the teeth either with anti-bacterial solution or topical fluoride to disinfect and desensitize the teeth.
Many patients appreciate the minimal vibration and light touch of the instrument and the wonderfully clean feeling it produces. As health care providers we appreciate the ability to remove heavy and diseased deposits with a sweep of the hand.
To complete your visit,
the hygienist will apply a topical fluoride treatment. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay by speeding up the remineralization process and disrupting harmful acid production.