Archive for October, 2016

Deep Cleaning

A deep cleaning is needed when there is a larger amount of bacteria and tarter buildup. When “pockets” form due to gum disease, the bacteria and tarter fill these pockets. When it’s not removed, it opens the door to a number of oral health complications, such as periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss. Deep cleaning […]

Regular 6-Month Cleaning

At your 6-month checkup with your dentist, a regular cleaning is performed to maintain healthy gums. The cleaning is used to remove the buildup of bacteria and tarter that accumulates in between the teeth and gums between regular cleanings. With proper cleanings, brushing, and flossing, bacteria is kept to a minimum to keep the gums […]