A routine dental cleaning is often called a prophylaxis or prophy. Even when you brush and floss properly every day, some plaque remains on your teeth and hardens to become tartar.
Tartar can be removed effectively only with a professional cleaning. It is important to remove plaque and tartar because they are the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
With regular dental cleanings, we can help you maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.