Dental Cleaning

It is recommended that you get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist or dentist once every 6 months. For patients who have a history of periodontal disease, or other diseases that affect the gum and bone tissue, more frequent cleanings may be recommended.  While you may be great at brushing and flossing, there is bacteria that builds up below the gumline that cannot be adequately removed by these methods alone.  The hygienist or dentist will gently clean the teeth both above and below the gumline to remove calculus (hardened plaque) and the bacterial biofilm that can cause inflammation in the gum tissue and, eventually, bone loss if left untreated.