Dental Deep Cleaning

A routine visit to the dentist usually involves a dental cleaning, which is a simple procedure when your oral health is good. A professional cleaning cleans each tooth individually, as well as cleaning your gums and usually delivering fluoride to your teeth to keep the enamel strong and prevent cavities. If you are told that you need a deep cleaning, that means there’s a problem with plaque and tartar. A deep cleaning is more involved, and has to get below the gumline to remove plaque and tartar and reverse gum disease. To understand what a deep cleaning is, let’s first look at gum disease and what happens when it moves below the gumline. If you would like more information, Your Smile Oshawa Dental Clinic has additional resources available.