Prophylactic Teeth Cleanings
At Lernor Family Dental, we create lasting relationships with each patient. When you stop in for your dental cleaning, you’ll see the same hygienist and dentist at each visit. We know you, your smile, and what your goals are…you’re more than just a name on our schedule!
Six Month Preventive Dental Cleanings
To limit your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, it is generally recommended to have a preventative dental cleaning every six months. During your appointment, we can provide appropriate prophylactic therapies such as:
- Oral hygiene assessment and education
- Nutritional counseling
- Tobacco cessation planning
- Debridement of plaque biofilm and calcified tartar buildup
- Evaluation of your gum, tooth, and bone health
You can also request:
- Prophy-jet® air polishing to remove tenacious tooth stains
- Fluoride treatments for tooth sensitivity or enamel remineralization
Even if you have great oral hygiene, you most likely have a few areas where plaque or tartar deposits tend to accumulate between checkups. Cleaning these surfaces routinely prevents bacteria from contributing to soft tissue disease, bone loss, and the development of periodontal disease.
Deep Cleanings for Managing Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Symptoms often include tooth mobility and/or loss, bad breath, receding gumlines, and gums that bleed easily or are swollen.
It’s also directly linked with health conditions like:
- Cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke
- Infertility in men and women
- Premature birth
…and many others
This North Phoenix Scottsdale family dentist offers non-surgical gum treatments to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, benefitting both your oral and overall health. From deep cleanings (periodontal scaling and root planing) to locally-placed antibiotics like Arestin, your particular case will involve a tooth-by-tooth approach to eliminating this common gum infection.
Schedule Your Six Month Dental Cleaning Today
Has it been longer than six months since your last preventative dental appointment? Book you or your child’s next visit to keep your smile health, fresh, and delay the onset of diseases like periodontitis.