Depending on the state of your mouth (your everyday oral hygiene and how often you visit your dentist) you may need a regular or a deep cleaning.
During your visit, your hygienist may also have an opportunity to clean your teeth. While brushing and flossing at home do a lot to keep bacteria and plaque away from your smile, certain parts of it are harder to reach than others. With our professional tools, we can clean your teeth more thoroughly and give your smile greater protection from problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
Your hygienist may also examine your teeth for pocketing, which is when the space between teeth and gums is more than 5 mm. Ongoing gum inflammation can cause periodontitis, eventually causing pockets to develop between your gums and teeth that fill with plaque, tartar and bacteria.