Once we examine and take measurements of your gums, we will decide the type of professional dental cleaning that you need. If you have been a regular with your check-ups, you will most probably need a ‘healthy’ dental cleaning. If, on the other hand, it has been a while since you have seen a dentist, then an assessment is required to categorize the gum condition. If there is any periodontal (gum) disease, we will assign it a level that ranges from mild to advanced. Following the diagnosis, our professional hygienist will discuss the recommended treatment.
Regardless of age or gum condition, we may advise the use of prescription rinses and toothpastes. Our diets have become increasingly sugar laden and high in carbohydrates so that over the counter products may not be enough to ward off dental bacteria. We individualize these recommendations based on a patient’s dietary habits and other factors.