Almost everything you eat and drink, especially sugary drinks and high-carb foods, contribute to plaque, the sticky buildup full of bacteria that forms on your teeth. When it stays there too long it hardens into calculus or tartar, a substance that is very difficult to remove and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. That’s when professional cleanings come in. A cleaning from Victor H. Burdick, Jr. DDS is comfortable and easy. Plus, there really is nothing like the feeling you have after a good, professional dental cleaning. You know what we are talking about – and it isn’t something you can achieve at home no matter how well you brush and floss. We offer both the efficiency of Piezo ultrasonic scaling, and the precision of professional hand scaling. We schedule your cleanings according to your personal needs and do not dictate a prescribed number of yearly cleanings. Some people need cleanings three or four times a year, while others may only need a twice-yearly cleaning.