Types of Teeth Cleanings

There are four types of teeth cleaning most dental clinics offer to their patients:

  • Prophylaxis cleaning
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Periodontal maintenance
  • Gross debridement¬†

Prophylaxis Cleaning:

It is the type of cleaning that is performed for routine maintenance of oral health which includes removing plaques, and tartars on the teeth surface, gums and between the teeth. It is also the best cleaning method that most dental hygienists prefer for patients who visit the dentist regularly.

Scaling and root planning:

It is one of the invasive teeth cleaning procedures that are performed by a most dental hygienist during teeth cleaning session. It is a non-surgical type of teeth cleaning that involves a deep cleaning of not only the gums but also the gumlines and the structures that support the teeth.

Periodontal maintenance:

It is mostly provided to patients who are suffering from periodontitis or gingivitis. These cleaning methods include regular cleaning of the entire mouth until the gum disease is treated, which of course will require a few visits to the dental office.

Gross debridement:

It is for patients who have much plaque that has built up on their gums, teeth, and also between the teeth. The deep cleaning that is performed during this process ensures that all the plaque and tartar has been removed. 


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