Cleaning and Prevention

Cleaning & Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident and beautiful smile. At Oxford Dental Centre your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

Removal of calculus (tartar)

Calculus is plaque that gets hardened overtime and harbours bacteria. It is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva and becomes firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can be threatening to the health of gums. Calculus can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Elimination of plaque

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that cause inflammation of the gums and bleeding may occur when you brush the teeth.

Teeth Polishing

Teeth Polishing is removing stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

To request an appointment for Cleaning & Prevention call us at 01865 515 806.