The first line of defense is prevention. This includes a good oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth once a day with floss helps prevent plaque from accumulating. Our dental office team can provide instructions on additional cleaning methods or oral hygiene product to use at home.

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are important in preventing periodontal diseases.

We believe a good foundation is the key to optimal oral health, therefore, our periodontal care is of utmost priority.

Scaling is used to remove plaque and tartar beneath the gum line Using a small scaler or ultrasonic cleaner, plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. The tooth’s root surfaces are then smoothed or planed to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. This will be followed by polishing using a gentle abrasive paste.