Protect Your Smile With Preventive Care
You brush and floss on your own, which helps protect your teeth against plaque buildup and tooth decay. However, for truly clean teeth and optimal plaque removal, visit Dr. Chakka and our compassionate team for a dental cleaning.
What Is A Dental Cleaning?
During a traditional dental cleaning, we use special tools to carefully and thoroughly remove plaque from your teeth. We will complete your cleaning by polishing your teeth, for a clean-feeling, sparkling smile.
If you suffer from gum disease, such as gingivitis, Dr. Chakka may suggest a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This is a more extensive type of cleaning that removes plaque from beneath your gumline, promoting improved oral health. We will also smooth your teeth surfaces during this procedure to address erosion, while reducing areas for inflammation-causing bacteria to hide.
Why Is A Dental Cleaning Significant?
Visiting us for a dental cleaning is a key factor in practicing successful preventive care. The main cause of tooth decay and other problems is plaque, a sticky substance filled with bacteria. Your efforts to remove plaque with brushing and flossing will only result in partial success. A dental cleaning is the only way to achieve plaque-free teeth. The benefits of a cleaning include:
- Prevention of cavity formation and a need for restorative treatments like fillings
- Maintain a clean, beautiful smile
- Maintain healthy gums to avoid gum disease
- Address gum disease and return to excellent oral health
Am I A Good Candidate?
Whether your smile is composed of all natural teeth or some prosthetics, nearly every patient makes a wonderful candidate for a dental cleaning. We encourage you to bring your whole family in, including your children, for a cleaning once every six months.
However, if you suffer from gum disease, Dr. Chakka may suggest a deep cleaning to improve your oral health. Or, if you suffer from severe gum disease untreatable with deep cleaning and antibiotics, Dr. Chakka will recommend flap surgery to clean deep beneath your gumline, address bone damage, and repair your gum recession.