Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional Teeth Cleaning

The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is the trusted practice for Teeth Cleanings in Colorado Springs.  Professional teeth cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a certified dental hygienist, form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth – Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tarter) above the gum line – Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth

In addition to regular visits and dental cleaning at our office, we recommend the following home care products: