Did you know there is more than one type of dental cleaning? Most people think about the preventative, professional teeth cleaning you are supposed to get twice a year when you visit your Middletown best dentist. However, that is not the only type of professional teeth-cleaning aside from regular cleanings. Periodontal cleanings are also done but for different reasons.
Professional dental cleanings are not the only kind. Periodontal cleanings are also done at a quality Middletown best dentist office. The goal of both types of teeth-cleanings is to achieve good gum health but that is the only similarity among them. However, the main objective of each is completely different. Prophylaxis or a regular teeth-cleaning, is the routine teeth cleaning you get every six months by your hygienist. It is done to help maintain good dental health and to prevent potential oral health future problems from happening. This kind of cleaning is only done on patients who are have good oral health. There are certain criteria that need to be met to get a regular professional teeth-cleaning. If the patient has any bleeding nor any mobility of teeth, receded areas or exposed teeth, he or she will not be able to get a regular teeth-cleaning. Prophylaxis is preventative. It involves the use of a special dental tool to remove plaque, tartar and other substances from the teeth and gums. This helps to prevent periodontal (gum disease) from ever developing. However, if a patient has periodontal disease, she will need to get a periodontal cleaning (which also called periodontal maintenance). A periodontal cleaning is done to treat periodontal disease. This deep cleaning is usually performed by a periodontist instead of a hygienist and is done to thoroughly clean the teeth to stop periodontal disease from progressing. Periodontal cleanings are normally done three to four times a year.
To learn more about teeth cleanings, you should consult with our expert hygienist. Call our Middletown best dentist office today to set up your appointment. One of our friendly associates at 211 Dental Center will be happy to help you.