As you know, brushing your teeth and using dental floss twice a day is the best way to loosen plaque. If plaque is not removed completely, it hardens into tartar. Unfortunately, only a dental professional can be of much help once things reach this stage.
After a complete oral examination, the dental hygienist removes tartar from your teeth with a small, purpose-made metal curette. Once the tartar has been removed, the hygienist usually polishes the teeth to remove any stains visible on the tooth surface using a grainy paste applied to the electric rotary tooth cleaning tool. To also ensure that areas between the teeth have been properly cleaned, the hygienist ends the session with dental floss.
If you occasionally omit to visit the dentist, you may be plagued by chronic halitosis (persistent bad breath) or worse still, your gums could be seriously affected. Untreated gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in persons over 35 years of age.