Dental Cleaning

Maintain your oral health with professional cleanings.

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings should be done routinely, but depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are, you may need more advanced techniques. There are three different kinds of cleaning: prophylaxis, scaling, and gross debridement.


Prophylaxis is routine cleaning done for mostly healthy patients who attend appointments regularly. This process involves cleaning plaque from teeth and removing tartar from hard to reach places. This procedure is very common and should be done regularly for the best results.

Root Scaling and Planing

Root Scaling and Planing is a procedure reserved for patients who have advanced gum disease or are at risk of contracting gum disease. This process involves removing all plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth underneath the gum line. This gives your teeth the opportunity to heal and reverse your gum disease with the proper aftercare.

Gross Debridement

During a Gross Debridement treatment, your dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth before a cleaning. This treatment is done if a patient has not received a dental cleaning in a long time and has build-up around and in-between teeth.

Advantages of routine dental cleaning

  • Stainless white teeth. You will no longer have to worry about your teeth turning yellow and affecting the quality of your smile.
  • Prevent gum diseases and save your teeth from various complicated issues.
  • Helps in the early detection of oral cancer.
  • Easier detection of issues such as dental fracture, broken fillings, etc.
  • If you have any dental issues, that will get detected during the process. It will help you get the right treatment and prevent your teeth and gums from further damage.
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