Customized Preventative Care
Because we are working with humans and biology, dentistry can not be a one-size-fits-all business. Each person is different and each of you goes through various stages and health challenges throughout life. That is why we combine our skills and expertise to provide you with meaningful, customized dental care.
A Cleaning is not Just a Cleaning
Did you know that we offer a variety of dental hygiene options to meet the needs of our patients and their health challenges? It’s true! We have several different cleaning levels and perform the cleaning that will work best for you in order to make sure you get a fresh start after each visit.
Prophy – the prophylaxis, or prophy, is the type of cleaning our patients receive if they have relatively good health. It consists of a polish and the removal of some plaque above your gumline, if necessary. Typically, patients who need this type of cleaning visit us every six months.
Periodontal cleaning – the periodontal cleaning is a more extensive treatment that helps our patients who suffer from (periodontal) gum disease or who are recovering from gum disease. This type of cleaning has a special focus on gum health and may be more complex in nature. Sometimes patients who require this type of cleaning need more frequent visits of 3-4 times per year in order to prevent infection.
Deep cleaning – the deep cleaning (also called root planing and scaling) is a specialized cleaning for patients with some catching up to do. It is the most extensive type of dental hygiene appointment and often requires more than one appointment. This type of cleaning gently removes plaque from above and below your gumline. We will make sure you are comfortable for your deep cleaning and we may recommend more frequent visits until your health is restored.
No matter what type of hygiene appointment you require, you can rest assured that our professional team of doctors and hygienists will treat you gently, effectively, and like you are one of the family.
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