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Ultra Sonic Cleanings

New advances in dental technologies have changed dentistry forever. Today, you can have white teeth in an hour, get a crown in the same day, and wear braces that are virtually invisible. Now, with the invention of the ultrasonic scaler, even standard dental treatments like cleanings take less time and are more comfortable.

The New Wave of Scalers

Ultrasonic scalers produce sound waves to break apart stubborn tartar buildup on your teeth. Although you won't feel the vibrations or hear the sound waves, you will notice that your teeth feel cleaner!

An ultrasonic cleaning could be ideal for you if:

  • You have a large buildup of dental tartar. Over time, the bacteria and dental plaque in your mouth form hard deposits of tartar, leading to tooth decay if left untreated. Unfortunately, your toothbrush isn't going to help -- only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar from your teeth.
  • You have periodontal disease. Ultrasonic dental cleanings are also used to remove tartar from under the gum line. As plaque creeps beneath the gums, it forms pockets of tartar that attack the surrounding gum and bone tissue. The result is gum disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Scaling is usually the first type of treatment for periodontal disease, and it can easily be performed with an ultrasonic dental cleaning system.

Aside from its super cleaning powers, ultrasonic cleanings can also stop the progression of gum disease and even remove some tooth stains!