Professional Oral Hygiene Care
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take approximately 45 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. During your routine cleaning we will remove excess plaque and polish your teeth.
Along with regular visits and good oral hygiene habits at home can prevent dental decay, bad breath, gum disease, and help your overall health. Researchers have found regular teeth cleanings can lower your risk for some diseases like heart disease and stroke. English Rows Dental Group is here to help restore your smile!
The type and frequency of teeth cleaning and dental care you need depends on your dentist’s diagnosis.
Here are some common types of dental cleaning services we provide:
Patients who just need to have their teeth cleaned above the gum line to remove plaque, calculus and surface stains receive a prophylaxis teeth cleaning – the most common type of dental cleaning. This type of treatment does not address periodontal (gum) conditions.
Patients diagnosed with gingivitis, a reversible form of gum disease where the gums may bleed, may need additional services to remove plaque build-up on the teeth and just below the gum line.
Patients diagnosed with active periodontal (gum) disease require treatment above and below the gum line to treat the infection. These patients typically receive Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) or a “Deep Cleaning”, a non-surgical treatment that removes bacteria and smooths out exposed root surfaces.
Periodontal disease is a systemic disease like diabetes that requires careful monitoring. Our dentist may prescribe a periodontal maintenance routine to provide dental cleanings above and below the gum line to help manage the disease and keep it from becoming worse.
I can smile with complete confidence! I can’t now imagine ever being concerned about appearing in photos. It’s just been a new lease of life. Thank you.