Regular teeth cleaning by a 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 her 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 once every 6 months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders.
However, in between cleanings by a dental hygienist, good oral hygienist essential for preventing cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.