Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy is extremely important. Seeing your Norwalk best dentist and your hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings are vital part of a good oral health plan. However, there is more than one type of dental cleaning; are done for different reasons. Getting the appropriate type of cleaning is essential for maintaining good oral health.
The two main types of common teeth cleanings are dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings. Dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings are both performed to achieve good gum health. However, they’re done for different purposes. When you see your Norwalk best dentist your six-month checkup you also see your hygienist for your dental cleaning. A regular dental cleaning, which is also called prophylaxis is considered to be a preventive measure. It’ purpose is to remove plaque, tartar and stains and to prevent periodontal, or gum disease. It should only be performed on patients who have good overall oral health. It cannot be done on patients who have periodontal disease, bone loss or infection in their teeth. To qualify, there can be no bleeding, mobility of teeth, receded areas or teeth exposed. Patients with good dental health should see their dental hygienist for a professional dental cleaning twice a year. Periodontal cleanings are done for patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease as part of their treatment regimen. A periodontal cleaning, also called periodontal maintenance, is a deep cleaning that is done to thoroughly clean the teeth and stop the progression of periodontal disease. This procedure has to be performed about three or four times a year depending on certain factors. They are: how quickly the tartar and plaque accumulate, how much inflammation and bleeding there is and if there are any existing health risk factors.
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