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Scaling & Root Planing

A deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planing means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where germs gather, and helps physically remove bacteria that contribute to the disease. In some cases a laser may be used to remove plaque and tartar. This procedure can results in less bleeding, swelling, and discomfort compared to traditional deep cleaning methods.

Dental Hygiene

When you visit Dr. Polson, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. For best results, please ensure that you maintain great oral health with your personal oral hygiene routine. Dr. Polson can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene practices please ask us.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Taking Care of Your Teeth

The most important thing you can do is to brush and floss your teeth each day.

The most common issue that is treatable at home is the build-up of plaque. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria, bits of food and other organic matter that forms on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque make acids that cause cavities. Plaque also leads to periodontal (gum) disease. This can become a serious infection. It can damage bone and destroy the tissues around your teeth.

The best defense is to remove plaque before it has a chance to build up and cause problems. Brushing removes plaque from the large surfaces of the teeth and from just under the gums. Brushing alone can’t reach between every nook and cranny. Flossing between your teeth can remove plaque brushing can’t reach. You can also use other tools to keep your mouth and teeth clean.

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