We recommend to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every 6 months. For patients at risk for gum disease due to age, medical condition, tobacco use, rate of accumulation of hard deposits or personal oral hygiene practices, more frequent visits such as every 3 or 4 months may be suggested. Dr. Richard Gillum and his highly trained dental Hygienists will determine the frequency maintaining your health requires and let you decide which options you want to choose.
We understand that elimination and prevention of gum disease is an investment everyone should choose but that not everyone can financially afford at any given time. We will do whatever we can to build your trust and work within your budget to help you create and maintain optimal dental health. So much of your general health depends on a healthy mouth.
Our dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar with professional instruments that will access the buildup above and particularly below the gum line. The hygienist has several methods at their disposal including an ultra sonic scaler as well as standard stainless steel hand instruments. Professional teeth cleaning, by an experienced and gentle dental hygienist, along with excellent oral hygiene is essential for preventing cavities, stain, tartar build-up, and gum disease.