Preventative Professional Cleanings

Proper preventive planning is a combined effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures. Preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions; starts at home with good oral hygiene. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. That is why dentists recommend preventative professional cleanings at least twice a year.

Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which the periodontist removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets, because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and the rough surfaces of tartar make it easier for bacteria to gain a foothold.

At Atlantic Dentists, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality in all dental procedures to ensure our patients’ complete satisfaction. Using state-of-the-art dental technology, we have improved thousands of smiles, and we want to do the same for you. Schedule an appointment with Atlantic Dentists for your preventative professional cleanings.