Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

Professional and meticulous dental cleanings offer many health benefits in restoring the natural beauty of your teeth.

Bacteria accumulate on the teeth and below the gum line. These bacteria are very harmful and can cause gum disease, cavities and are a major contributor to bad breath.

These bacteria have protective mechanisms that allow them to hide in spaces between teeth, and especially below the gum line.

The purpose of a professional dental cleaning appointment is to remove bacteria from hard to reach spaces, and restore the health of the gums.

Numerous studies have shown that patients who have experienced gum disease should have their teeth cleaned every three months to prevent recurrence and continuation of the disease.

Not all cleanings are the same. Cleaning done in some offices are quick removal polishing of the teeth that does not really offer any therapeutic help. In other offices the cleanings are mostly focused on removing the bacteria on teeth surfaces only and not much attention is given to the very harmful bacteria behind and below the gum line.

A therapeutic cleaning should be very meticulous; it should remove all accumulations from above and below the gum line, and should gently remove the stains on the teeth. Included in our cleaning is a complete oral exam including oral cancer.