Preventive & Periodontal - Gum Treatment
Regular cleanings remove soft (plaque) and hard (tartar, calculus, or stains) deposits from your teeth. The primary purpose of having your teeth cleaned is to prevent or delay the progression of periodontal (gum) disease and to maintain good oral health. An examination of your mouth is usually done at each cleaning.
The frequency of your professional teeth cleaning will depend on the health of your teeth and gums. Healthy children and adults should have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. If you are at risk of periodontal disease because of age, tobacco use, rate of accumulation of deposits, personal oral hygiene practices, medications, or medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV infection, your teeth may need to be cleaned more often.