Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
Even if you brush and floss regularly,plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits can still build up on the teeth over time. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.
Sensitive Teeth No Longer a Problem!
Many people dislike having their teeth cleaned because their teeth are hypersensitive to the tools used in removing the built-up plaque and tartar.
At the office of Dr. Tomiuk, we can relieve this extreme tooth sensitivity in just seconds! We use Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste, which provides relief in less than 5 seconds to any sensitive areas of the tooth you may have. We also use Oraquix, which provides relief to sensitive gums in seconds, so that the hygienist can continue cleaning your teeth while you relax in comfort.