About the Procedure

Cleaning your teeth by a professional dental hygienist is an essential element of your oral health maintenance plan. Naturally occurring plaque is hard to remove and will cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. Once plaque hardens into calculus, it cannot be removed by the patient.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.