What is a deep cleaning and why do I need it?

The American Dental Association recommends that we get our teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. We all have things going on in our lives that, sometimes, don’t allow us to be able to make our six month dental cleanings a priority.

After missing a few of these recommended visits, more and more tartar and bacteria build up in your gums. A deep cleaning is often recommended because we have to play a little catch-up to get your gums and mouth back up to where regular six-month cleanings are enough to keep your mouth healthy.

Also, a deep cleaning allows us to spend a little extra time cleaning those sites that need some more TLC from our talented staff so we can make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible.