At TLC Dental we recommend a dental examination (check up) every 6 months.
A routine dental check-up is a regular preventive dental appointment with a dentist. During this visit, the dentist examines your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, or oral abnormalities. X-rays may be taken to detect hidden problems.
Dental scale and clean, also known as dental cleaning or prophylaxis, is a routine preventive dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist or dentist. During the process, the dental professional removes plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth and gums. Scaling involves scraping off the hardened plaque (tartar) from above and below the gumline, while polishing helps remove surface stains and smooth the teeth. Dental scale and clean help prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath, promoting overall oral health and a fresh, clean smile. It is recommended to have this procedure done every six months as part of regular dental check-ups.
At TLC Dental we offer the option of a conventional scale and clean or a scale and clean with AirFlow® technology.
AirFlow® technology is a dental cleaning method offered at TLC Dental. It uses a mixture of water, air, and fine powder to remove plaque, stains, and biofilm from teeth and gums. The AirFlow® device delivers a gentle and effective cleaning action, reaching areas that traditional scaling may miss. It is more comfortable than traditional methods, and the procedure is quicker, making it a popular choice for patients. AirFlow® technology leaves teeth feeling smooth, clean, and visibly brighter, contributing to better oral health and a fresh smile.