What Types of Dental Cleanings Are Available?
There are two types of dental cleanings offered at Dentist of Cerritos, but they have the same goal: plaque and tartar removal.
Routine Teeth Cleanings
Routine cleanings are done when patients come in for their regular checkups every six months. When this type of cleaning is performed, hard tartar deposits and plaque are removed from your teeth’s surfaces, above the gum line. Routine cleanings are crucial for the prevention of gum disease and gingivitis.
During a routine cleaning, it’s a great time to speak with your dentist about your brushing and flossing routine. They can pinpoint the areas that may need a bit more attention and ensure that you are using the proper techniques to remove as much tartar and plaque as you can at home.
Deep Teeth Cleanings
Bacteria that can lead to gum disease love lurking in tartar deposits on tooth surfaces that near your gums. Deep teeth cleanings provide deeper cleaning by removing tartar, plaque and bacteria from below the gum line down to the roots of your teeth.
By removing the accumulating bacteria from the roots and below your gum line, deep dental cleanings halt the advancement of gum disease and potential tooth loss.