The leading cause of tooth decay is the whitish film that builds up on your teeth which is called dental plaque biofilm. This biofilm is loaded with bacteria which produce acid and eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left for a prolonged period can form cavities. This dental plaque biofilm can be removed by brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings.
Stop tooth loss!
When this dental plaque biofilm builds up it can lead to gum disease which is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. The bacteria in normal plaque biofilm, is quite different from the biofilm formed in decaying teeth and under the gums in gum disease. As gum disease advances, this plaque biofilm gets more invasive and moves further down the tooth, where it can destroy the supporting gums and bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits can be greatly reduce the chance of this happening to you.
Brighten your smile!
Drinking tea, red wine, coffee or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning, with our Prophy Jet air polisher, can remove these built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. This results in you having a whiter, brighter smile!