Routine professional dental cleaning maintains healthy teeth and gums. It removes tartar, plaque, and surface stains.
Patients suffering from periodontal disease will benefit from a deeper dental cleaning called scaling and root planing. This procedure removes tartar and plaque from below the gum line. We also smooth the exposed tooth root to eliminate bacteria and prevent future bacterial colonization.
How is dental cleaning different from regular brushing?
Professional dental cleaning thoroughly removes tartar and plaque buildup which can not be removed at home. Also, dental cleanings are a preventative measure against decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Can dental cleaning whiten my teeth?
This procedure can remove some surface stains. You may want to consider professional teeth whitening for the best whitening result possible.
How do I care for my teeth after the procedure?
Maintain good dental hygiene after your cleaning. It will help avoid tartar and plaque buildup. Also, avoid beverages that stain and attempt to brush after meals.
How often do I schedule a cleaning?
Patients should schedule their cleaning every 6 months. However, some patients may need to schedule it every 3 to 4 months if they are more prone to periodontal disease.