Professional Cleanings

Professional Cleanings

Typically there are four types of dental cleanings: Prophylaxis Dental Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing Cleaning, Periodontal Maintenance Cleaning and Gross Debridement Cleaning.

Depending on what they discover during your dental examination, your dentist may select from a variety of dental cleaning procedures. Professional cleanings performed by a certified dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:

Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.

Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indicator of gum disease.

Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.

Contact our office to schedule a professional cleaning today.


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