Routine dental cleanings are important in helping prevent gum disease. We recommend a dental exam and cleaning at least twice a year. Brushing and flossing helps prevent plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. Once you have tartar, you can only have it removed by a dental professional.
Prophy vs Periodontal Maintenance
This video shows you the differences between periodontal maintenance therapy and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.
Prophy vs Scaling and Root Planing
This video shows you the differences between scaling and root planing and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.