Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. At The Dental Ark and Stevenson's Dental Ark, you can trust that our team of dental professionals will perform a thorough cleaning of your child's teeth, and consult with you about the best preventative dental practices. In a professional cleaning, your child's dental team will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth -- plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tarter) above the gum line - calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning in El Paso, TX!