Professional teeth cleaning are a procedure in which your dentist and dental hygienists use a variety of dental tools to help deep clean below and around your gums and the surface of your teeth. We first use an ultrasonic cleaner and a gentle water jet to loosen and remove tartar and plaque from and around your teeth and gums. We use tools to gently scrape additional plaque and tartar off your teeth. We also floss your teeth to deep clean and stimulate your gums. Finally, we polish your teeth with a soft instrument and a gritty toothpaste-like material. Depending on your situation, we might also provide a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, too. Discomfort is minimal, if at all during any of these procedures.