Dale W. Madsen D.D.S.

(530) 343-1081

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Prophylaxis

Teeth cleaning is the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth-brushing. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

For most of our patients, we recommend an examination and cleaning every six months. These preventive services are an important part of your dental care. The cleaning helps us keep your teeth free from plaque and tartar, which contribute to cavities and gum disease, and your examination gives Dr. Madsen the opportunity to check the condition of your teeth and gums and look for any problems that might be developing.

For some of our patients, it is appropriate to be seen more often - especially if we are treating periodontal disease or another concern.