dental cleaning

Most patients come to the dentist when they are already in pain. This normally translates into more expensive and extensive dental treatments. A regular check up appointment, or “cleaning” should include x-rays and a complete exam of all your teeth, soft and hard tissues to allow early detection of oral disease. At this appointment, the…

We all wish that our elderly relatives and even ourselves are able to maintain good basic personal hygiene. Unfortunately, many elderly patients need others to help them maintain their personal hygiene. Elderly conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, arthritis, etc, make simple tasks such as hair brushing, teeth brushing and keeping good oral health very difficult…

Many patients make their appointments for a “cleaning” and don’t know that there are different types of dental cleanings. There are basically 4 types of dental cleanings: Prophylaxis o “regular cleaning” “Gross debridement” “Deep Cleaning” or Scaling and root planning and Periodontal maintenance. The type of cleaning needed must be determined by the dentist after…

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