Dental cleanings are an important part of your dental health. Also known as “prophylaxis,” dental cleanings remove both plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, also known as tartar or build-up). Calculus is so hard that patients are not able to remove it themselves at home and is one of the reasons regular cleanings are required.

At Plaza Midwood Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, we believe in customized care for each patient. While many dentist offices recommend dental cleanings every six months, Dr. Farmer believes in treating each patient based on their individual needs. While some patients may need a cleaning every three or four months, others may only need one cleaning a year – we don’t base our care on what has been done traditionally or what your insurance company pays for, but rather on what is best for each one of our patients!

For patients that are anxious about having their teeth cleaned, talk to us about your options to reduce anxiety during your cleaning, including the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to relieve your stress and have an enjoyable dental visit.