Pearly white teeth not only express health and well-being, they also promote it. A good regime of oral hygiene helps you to avoid other problems that can result from bad oral health including headaches, jaw pains, diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks. Clean teeth are worth the effort, which is why it is best to keep your teeth as clean as possible. A professional cleaning at Perfectly Bright Smiles can help you maintain exceptionally clean teeth.
We recommend that you visit our office at least twice a year for a professional dental cleaning and examination. The cleanings are designed remove plaque and tartar that escapes normal brushing, flossing, and mouthwashes.
At Perfectly Bright Smiles, you will always get a thorough, professional dental cleaning and examination. Our staff is thoroughly trained in effective cleaning methods for ages 6 months and up. After your cleaning, we’ll be glad to show you specific techniques clean your teeth in between visits to keep them as healthy as possible.
There are marked differences between deep cleaning (or root planning) and normal dental cleaning (or scaling) because dentists do both at the same time. Nevertheless, it is important that you understand what each cleaning is accomplishing.
Both scaling and root planning prevents the onset of gum disease. Over time, bacteria forms on the teeth as a sticky film that hardens to become plaque. If this plaque is not removed, your gums will become inflamed and creating large gaps around your teeth. These gaps will continue to collect plague that will harden into to calculus or tartar, which creates a variety of oral problems.
Scaling rids teeth of plaque buildup that has escape regular brushing at and slightly below the gum line. On the other hand, root planning clears irregularities from the surface of the tooth roots. This procedure helps gums that have gaps around teeth to reattach in a healthy fashion.
The length of the cleaning appointment varies due to the oral health of the patient. If there are extensive signs of gum disease, it may be best to break up the cleanings into sessions. This will enable the patient to have the most comfortable cleaning possible and create the least amount of irritation to the mouth afterwards. During your cleaning, we may opt to use antibiotics and rinses that destroy bacteria residing in periodontal pockets. In any case, you can rest assured that we’ll brighten your smile and improve its health.