Healthy, clean teeth are beautiful and strong. You can look after your teeth by brushing them regularly and flossing each day. However, home care is not sufficient. You'll also need to visit your dentist's office for routine dental care as well. Dentists can provide the services that patients need to have healthy teeth. These four dental services can help your teeth look and feel their best:

1. Tooth Polishing

Tooth polishing is similar to toothbrushing. Both activities have the same goal: to remove plaque and stains from your teeth. However, professional tooth polishing is more effective than simple toothbrushing. Your dentist will use a clinical toothpaste that contains abrasive particles to more effectively clean your teeth. They will apply this paste to each of your teeth in turn, using a dental tooth brusher with a rubber tip. Once your dentist has finished polishing your teeth, you will be invited to rinse your mouth out with water.

2. Tooth Scaling

Tooth scaling is another important dental service. When plaque is not cleaned off your teeth, it can harden and turn into tartar. Tartar is difficult to remove from your teeth without professional tools. Scaling is a process that allows your dentist to remove tartar from your teeth both above and below your gum line. If you have a lot of tartar, you may feel some discomfort while your teeth are scaled. However, this process is one of the keys to cavity prevention.

3. Flossing

People should floss daily at home. However, your dentist and their hygienist will also floss your teeth when you visit them for an appointment. Professional dental flossing will clean bacteria away from the roots of your teeth since floss can painlessly slide beneath the surface of your gums. Hygienists will also floss your teeth after installing new dental fillings to ensure the contact space is not too tight. When your dentist flosses your teeth, take the time to note their technique. Hygienists will use a gentle sawing motion to thoroughly clean the crevices between your teeth.

4. Cavity Fillings

Dentists can also restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. This process is performed using local anesthesia for patients' comfort. First, the dentist will remove areas of decayed enamel using a dental drill. The area will be cleaned and dried before it is filled with a dental filling. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that is commonly used for this purpose, but some people prefer the more inexpensive amalgam fillings.