Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

Routine Hygiene Saves Teeth

In addition to having a dental exam every 6 months, it’s equally as important to have a professional cleaning every 6 months, as well.

Why Do I Need a Cleaning Every 6 Months?

Even the most conscientious patient who brushes and flosses twice per day still needs a cleaning every 6 months. The reason is that because even though home care is critical, there buildup of plaque and stain that a toothbrush simply cannot remove. Electric toothbrushes have made the removal of stains (such as those from coffee and tea) much more manageable at home – but even electric toothbrushes cannot reach or remove the baked-on plaque (calculus) that collects underneath the gum.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

We talked briefly about periodontal disease (gum disease) on our comprehensive exam page, but it’s worth noting that regular cleanings with the hygienist are one of the best things you can do to help prevent (and treat) periodontal disease. Because the buildup of calculus under the gum is one of the key inciting factors in gum inflammation that can lead to periodontal disease, having the calculus removed at least twice per year is highly recommended. Remember, the problem with calculus is that it can’t be removed with a regular toothbrush (we use special scaling instruments), and it’s often too far below the gum for your toothbrush to reach.

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Real Patients, Real Testimonials

I went in and was immediately put at ease. They were willing to stay late to make sure my exam was through and a tentative plan was put into place. When I returned the following day to see the hygienist, a definitive plan was put into place and the doctor and staff made sure I understood each step and what was needed.

KY

I don't really like to go to the Dentist but the staff and the Dr are awesome!! Very kind, happy and professional!! The Dr is very gentle and communicative; as he tells you what he is going to do in detail and is a warm, caring person.

LT

Folks, if you're looking for a new dental practice...look NO further! My 1st phone call to schedule a consultation was met with a kind and caring person who seemed genuinely concerned with the problems and pain I was experiencing. Though her schedule was full, she managed to fit me in to see the dentist.

MM