Scientific research continues to support the direct relationship between gum disease and serious systemic diseases. The most successful methods of maintaining your oral health are through the use of effective daily oral hygiene including, brushing and flossing, as well as regularly scheduled professional cleanings and examinations.
At your comprehensive exam, Dr. Ben will discuss the health of your gums and recommend the type of dental cleaning that best suits your oral health needs. Every six months professional cleanings, also called a prophy, are a non-invasive way to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that at-home brushing and flossing miss and are the key to the prevention of gum disease or the need for more intensive periodontal dental cleanings.
Prophy vs. Periodontal Maintenance Cleaning: