The removal of dental deposit
Every person has come across a situation when you try really hard to keep your home clean and tidy every day but you have to spring-clean from time to time anyway. One could draw a parallel here with everyday tooth brushing and professional dental hygiene.
Thorough everyday hygiene and the most advanced toothpastes will not make your tooth surface ideal. There always are places in your mouth, which may be unreachable for your toothbrush or your toothbrush may not be effective enough.
Professional dental hygiene (professional tooth cleaning) is a procedure which became routine for dental practices a long time ago. The dentist and the patient start "working" from this procedure. You need to remove soft plaque and hard tartar from time to time, as it is the basis of your dental health.
During the tooth cleaning, a dentist, using special ultrasound equipment, special toothpastes and an "Air-flow" method if necessary, will remove dental deposits from your teeth, like soft plaque and hard tartar, which cause tooth and gum decay, cavities and gum diseases.
A doctor will choose the method of your dental deposit removal individually.
The gold standard for professional dental hygiene, i.e. removal and scaling of soft and hard dental deposits, is once every six months.