Preventative care is truly the foundation for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.
Your regular dental cleanings are an important part of your preventative routine. Cleanings should take place every six months in order to monitor your oral health and also remove the excess plaque buildup from your teeth that is responsible for causing issues such as tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
For patients who are already struggling with gum disease, a deep cleaning may be required. Also known as scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning goes beneath the gum line to remove the plaque and tartar buildup causing the infection known as gum disease. This procedure is needed to help you control the infection and reclaim your oral health. Because there’s no cure for periodontal disease, you’ll also need additional cleaning visits throughout the year to help you maintain your oral health and keep your condition at bay.
At Sladky Family Dental, our highly skilled hygiene team is well equipped to help you with any type of cleaning you may need. It is our goal to help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health, and your preventative care appointments will help us do this.