Regular cleanings keep your smile bright and healthy. While daily brushing and flossing assists in maintaining an overall healthy mouth, regular cleanings by our dental hygienists are necessary to remove the plaque and buildup in hard to reach areas. Our state-of-the-art technology makes your experience comfortable and you’ll leave our office with that sparkling-clean feeling we all love!
What’s Included in a Regular Cleaning?
Your dental cleanings are performed by our trained and experienced dental hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include the following as well as a thorough dental exam:
Removal of tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. It forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. These bacteria produce toxins that can inflame and irritate the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
Teeth polishing: With teeth polishing, we use instruments to remove stain and plaque that is not removed during tooth brushing.
Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings
Some patients respond differently to the build up that is mentioned above. It’s possible to have permanent destruction of the jaw bone and gums that support your teeth. Our professionals may suggest a regimen of more frequent cleanings as well as techniques and medicaments to prevent the bone and tooth loss often present in patients who are susceptible to periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a chronic infection, that when left untreated, can be devastating to one’s oral health and can be embarrassing aesthetically.