The difference between brushing and cleaning your teeth on your own and getting a cleaning done at a dental office is that some of the areas that are not reachable with a regular brush can be cleaned by hygienists. Hygienists use instruments called scalers that scrape the surface between your teeth. They also use a tool called cavitron, which is an ultrasonic scaler that uses high frequency vibrations and water to clean the teeth effectively. As a last step, they polish the surface of the teeth to make sure any remaining plaque are not left over on the surface of teeth.
When you are done with the cleaning, you will leave the office feeling fresh and clean. Great tips are also offered on how to do a better cleaning at home.