A check up and clean includes a full examination of your teeth, gums and other oral tissues. Xrays may be required, as all things are not visible to the naked eye to allow your dentist to get a comprehensive view of the mouth. Once an overall picture has been established, any treatment required will be explained thoroughly.
Calculus builds up on your teeth over time, and it forms when plaque or food sticks to your teeth and is not brushed off properly. Because calculus is hard, your normal toothbrush can’t remove it. A professional scale and prophy removes the calculus from your teeth, as well as any stains, leaving your mouth feeling clean and fresh.