Professional Teeth Cleaning
A clean, fresh, healthy mouth produces a confident, radiant smile. We invite you to experience excellent, personalized care in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
During your professional dental cleaning by an expert Registered Dental Hygienist, you will have the opportunity to learn how to optimize your oral health and prevent dental disease through proper home care, a healthy diet, and avoiding destructive habits. Because cleaning removes bacterial plaque, stain, and calculus which cannot be removed with regular brushing, we recommend dental visits twice a year.
A thorough examination by the dentist includes evaluating the health of your teeth and gums with the aid of diagnostic radiographs. An oral cancer screen and gum disease assessment will be conducted, as well as an inspection of your teeth and existing restorations for decay or other problems.
A dental cleaning is an excellent opportunity for you to speak with our practitioners about any changes you would like to see in your teeth. We invite you to explore possibilities such as whitening, cosmetic dentistry, or orthodontics.
Even a small change can make a huge difference in the confidence of your smile.
Prevention is key for a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Avoiding dental disease begins at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet combined with regular dental visits. We recommend a professional cleaning by one of our expert hygienists and a thorough exam at least twice a year. We provide other preventive services including fluoride treatments, sealants, custom athletic mouthguards, appliances for bruxism (grinding), snore guards, nutritional counseling, etc.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition in which the teeth begin to loosen from the jaw. This can occur when plaque deposits remain on the teeth and harden into a deposit called calculus or tartar. Over time, calculus builds up on the teeth below the gums and cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. This leads to inflammation, and in severe cases, can cause the teeth to become loose and infected.
Fortunately, the treatment for mild forms of periodontal disease is simple: we carefully clean the teeth below the gumline, removing the plaque. While we do so, we remain attentive to your needs. Local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) are available to make the procedure more comfortable. We can also schedule your cleaning over the course of multiple visits for your comfort and convenience.
Moderate to severe periodontitis often needs to be treated by a specialist. They use advanced techniques to control and even reverse the damage caused by periodontal disease to ensure you’ll be smiling for years to come!