Oral hygiene, or dental cleaning, is the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is a yellow, sticky film that forms on teeth and tartar is hardened plaque. If plaque and tartar are not regularly removed from the teeth, decay will occur, causing discomfort and potential future tooth loss.
At Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut, we understand that healthy teeth are a part of looking good and feeling well overall. Healthy teeth enable us to smile confidently and speak properly. We offer gluten-free dental cleanings in our office, and we are also latex-free.
Dr. Gross recommends twice annual dental cleanings, and preventive care which includes proper brushing and flossing twice every day. These steps decrease the risk of gum disease, tooth decay and a variety of other dental problems.