The gums form the foundations and damp proofing of your teeth. Just like your house, if the foundations aren't right, the house will suffer. The same can be said for your teeth.
The Dental Hygienist will professionally clean the teeth to remove calculus and tartar deposits as well as most surface staining. This is usually known as scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing you the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque to prevent problems such as decay or gum disease.