Prophylactic care appointments (dental cleanings) are performed by one of our Registered Dental Hygienists.
Most cleanings are recommended every 6 months, but patients with active gum disease may need to be seen more frequently.
Certified dental hygienist will use professional instruments to clean hard to reach areas that a person may have missed or that a toothbrush can't clean. The professional cleanings remove stubborn plaque, calculus (tartar), stains and bacteria build-up that accumulate over time.
A professional dental cleaning will remove most of the stains that dull and discolor your teeth, so you'll be left with a brighter, whiter smile.
Early detection- It also provides the dentist an opportunity for routine screenings to detect early signs of problems for cavities, oral cancer and other oral health concerns. The dentist will review and update your dental and medical history file. Detecting early signs of problems will be easier to treat and the dentist will recommend a treatment plan for you. This may include further tests for diagnosis or a referral to a specialist such as an orthodontist.
Cleanings remove calcified bacteria from areas in the mouth that would otherwise develop periodontal disease. Patients with active gum disease can receive periodontal therapy in our office. Scaling and Root Planing (deep cleanings).
Your comfort is our priority. Routine cleaning is a pain free experience and any time you feel the slightest amount of discomfort let the dentist know and they will take measures to alleviate the discomfort.