General Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL
Remove Calculus (Tartar) Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. Your dentist or hygienist will work to remove the calculus from the gum line. If calculus is present below the gum line, it is an indicator of gum disease and requires a more in-depth procedure to remove it.
Teeth Polish Your general dentist or hygienist will finish off by removing any minor stains from the enamel of your teeth. Then they will polish your teeth and leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh!
- Start off with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around your fingers, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
- Holding the floss firmly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up and down between your teeth.
- Make sure you go around the base of each tooth and beneath the gum line. Don’t snap or force the floss, as this can cut or bruise your delicate gum tissue.