Professional Cleanings At Reynolds Dental

Why Are Professional Cleanings So Important?

Routine cleanings performed by a dental professional are important for the maintenance of oral health. Even the best daily brushing and flossing will not get every bit of plaque that collects around teeth or hardened under the gumline. Professional cleanings remove all the tartar and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

How Often Should I Come In For Cleanings?

Professional dental cleanings are recommended at least every six months. However, many patients benefit from more frequent cleanings. It is important to talk to David L Reynolds DMD about your individual oral health needs. Patients with gum disease may need more frequent cleanings.

Why Would You Need Scaling And Root Planing?

It is not uncommon that a patient goes longer than the recommended 6 months between dental cleanings. These patients often need a more aggressive cleaning to remove extra buildup. Scaling and root planing is the deep cleaning procedure necessary to remove bacterial deposits that have accumulated and hardened under the gums and on tooth root surfaces. Periodontitis is the diagnostic term which describes the condition of hardened bacterial deposits on teeth, inflammation of the areas surrounding teeth, and the resulting bone loss. In these cases, the completion of scaling and root planing procedures significantly improves oral health.

Schedule Your Next Cleaning With Reynolds Dental

If it has been six months or longer since your last appointment, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at 843-383-5777 or send us a email today to schedule your next visit. We want to give everyone all the tools they need to prevent future cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.