Dental cleaning is one of the best ways to maintain your dental health in the long run. When you visit us regularly for cleaning, you keep the onset of bacteria, plaque, and tartar at bay. These sessions not only keep a check on your oral health but overall well-being too. We recommend repeating this treatment twice a year for best results.

As the advancements in dentistry are increasing each day, different types of dental cleaning have been introduced. We will decide on the right type after checking your dental condition.

What are the Types of Dental Cleaning?

Prophylaxis Cleaning

A prophylaxis dental cleaning procedure is used on all individuals with healthy mouths. It is designed to perform routine maintenance of your dental health, including removing the accumulation of plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, between the teeth, and gums. We will give your mouth a prophylaxis wash to clean such accumulation.

Scaling and Root Planing

Both scaling and root planing are slightly invasive teeth cleaning methods to remove the accumulation of unwanted substances from your mouth. These steps involve deep cleaning of your gums, gum line, and other supporting structures of your teeth.

We will perform scaling and root planing if you experience symptoms of gingivitis such as painful gums, bleeding from the gums, swollen gums, bad breath, etc. Both these procedures involve smoothing out your teeth’ surface and removing the build-up of tartar.

Gross Debridement

If you have not visited us for dental cleaning in years, there is likely to be a fair amount of tartar built on your teeth, gums, and between your teeth. To remove such accumulation, we will perform gross debridement.

We will start with your dental examination to determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure. After the examination, we will perform a deep cleaning of your mouth. Gross debridement is the most advanced form of dental cleaning.

Periodontal Maintenance

Besides performing the above-listed dental cleaning procedures, we will also discuss the importance of maintaining your oral health so that you do not experience severe oral concerns. Periodontal maintenance is provided for individuals who have periodontitis or gingivitis.

The maintenance includes frequent visits to our clinic to clean your mouth. We perform it over a specified period or until your oral concerns are dealt with properly. We will also discuss the importance of brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Madison Park Dental, call (208) 356-5601 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 345 N. 2ND E., Suite 2, Rexburg, ID 83440.