Preventive and Deep Cleanings
Smiles Forever provides two types of dental cleanings:
These preventive cleanings are used to help you maintain good oral health, freshen your breath and remove surface stains. Our hygienists will also discuss oral hygiene methods for you to use at home, keeping gum disease at bay. We recommend preventive cleanings every 6 months for most healthy patients. Patients with a history of gum disease or who acquire large amounts of tartar buildup, visits every 3-4 months may be more appropriate.
Scaling and Root Planing / Deep Cleanings
Our periodontal therapy program helps combat gum disease and prevent tooth loss. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed
- Bad breath
- Tartar buildup
- Gum recession
- Tooth mobility
A deep cleaning is usually performed on one half of the mouth at a time, using local anesthesia to keep you comfortable.
Deep cleanings remove the bacteria from the surfaces of the roots, allowing your gum tissues to reattach to the tooth. This process prevents tooth and bone loss, allowing you to enjoy your teeth for several more years.