Regular dental cleanings by your dentist at Smile 32 Dental Centers or a dental hygienist are part of a proper oral hygiene program. Cleanings help fight plaque, the major cause of tooth decay, gingivitis and serious gum disease.
Regular Dental Cleanings
Although frequent flossing and brushing are a good way to combat plaque buildup, it can’t remove tartar. A deep-cleaning can do this. Exams and cleanings are usually scheduled at the same appointment. The thorough regular cleaning known as prophylaxis or “prophy”, removes stubborn plaque and tartar below the gum line. Specially designed tools are used.
Dental Cleaning Schedule
Most adults need cleanings every six months, especially those who are more susceptible to tooth decay, tartar buildup or gum disease. If that’s the case, we can recommend more frequent cleanings.