Over a period of time, your teeth tend to accumulate plaque, which consists of bacteria and calculus (tartar) deposits. Dental cleaning involves removing of this plaque and tartar.

At our dental office, we believe preventive care dentistry is the core of having a lifetime of good dental health. Even though most American adults think they have good teeth and dental hygiene, they may suffer from serious gum diseases in reality. Gum disease is the leading cause of losing teeth, not tooth decay.

Most tooth decay and periodontal disease are preventable through proper brushing and flossing between the teeth at home and regular cleaning and care at the dentist’s office.

Prophylaxis, or professional cleaning of the teeth, is usually done by a dental hygienist.

Cleaning tools called scalers, either manual or ultrasonic, are used to remove tartar and other material.

Ideally, you should visit your dentist once in 6 months to check your oral hygiene. The cleaning services offered by Dr. Bhende, a well known dentist in Hickory, are affordable and help you in maintaining an attractive and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Since Hickory is close to Newton, Conover, Morganton, Lenoir, Maiden, Taylorsville and Valdese, we also welcome patients from this area for cleaning of teeth.