Category: Deep Cleaning

How Gingivitis Forms, and Why Early Treatment Matters

Gingivitis (early gum disease) is one of the most common threats to good oral health. In fact, severe gum disease is the most frequent cause behind permanent adult tooth loss, and it all starts with gingivitis. The problem with gum disease is that once it fully develops, it can’t be reversed. Therefore, keeping your smile… Read more »

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Most people are familiar with dental cleaning (also known as prophylaxis). If they follow their dentists’ instructions, then they should receive one at least once every six months. However, deep cleaning (or periodontal cleaning) is sometimes required for patients who exhibit signs of gingivitis or gum disease during their checkup. Also known as scaling and… Read more »

How Do I Get Rid of Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an infection that forms when plaque and tartar get underneath the gums, causing them to become inflamed and recede from the teeth. That infection can spread into the lower tissue and bones in your mouth. This can lead to loss of teeth and gum disease, which can increase risk of health issues. It’s… Read more »