Regular teeth cleaning
A regular cleaning and oral checkup should be scheduled every six months. Teeth
cleanings are the cornerstone of preventive dentistry and are completely painless. It's
recommended that you get your teeth cleaned every six months.
A dental hygienist will begin by scraping plaque and tartar from your teeth and doing a
basic oral checkup. After that, your teeth will be flossed and cleansed with a gritty
toothpaste. Dr. Carpenter will examine your mouth for indicators of common oral health
disorders such as gingivitis, tooth decay, or teeth grinding, and may take X-rays. They'll
then go through your results with you, as well as any follow-up appointments you may
For certain patients, deep cleaning isn't necessary. It's a sort of cleaning that
concentrates on removing the bacteria that cause gum disease. You'll require a deep
cleaning if you have gingivitis (the early stage of gum disease) or a more serious case
of gum disease.
This therapy, unlike a standard cleaning, requires two appointments. At each visit, half
of your mouth will be cleansed. Dr. Carpenter will numb your mouth before cleaning
plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums using sophisticated dental tools.
The roots of your teeth will be polished as well, removing bacteria pockets and
preventing gum disease.