Routine and Deep Teeth Cleaning Services Offered at Our Dental Clinic Near Channahon, IL
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Teeth Cleaning That Perfectly Complements Your At-Home Care
No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing your teeth at home, you need to see your dentist regularly for oral exams and professional dental cleanings. Just as your dentist can spot signs of tooth decay and other oral health concerns that you can’t see in the mirror, your dental hygienist performs a more thorough level of cleaning than you can perform using a typical toothbrush, dental floss, and mouthwash.
For example, professional tooth cleaning is required if you missed any plaque buildup that turned into tartar (which is easy to do). Your dental hygienist has expertise in using the sharp tools it takes to remove hardened plaque. Even if you had the right tools to remove tartar at home, you could easily damage your tooth enamel, and that can lead to tooth decay. On the other hand, if tartar buildup isn’t professionally removed, you’ll run the risk of gum recession and disease.
Dental Prophylaxis vs. Deep Teeth Cleaning
A routine teeth cleaning, also known as a dental prophylaxis, focuses on the teeth at and above the gumline and includes services such as tooth polishing and fluoride treatment. Deep dental cleanings—also known as planing and scaling—are generally recommended for patients with advanced gum disease and involve removing bacteria below the gumline.
Lakota Dental is a family dental clinic that’s only a short drive away from Channahon, Illinois. Our extensive array of services includes both dental prophylaxis and deep teeth cleanings, typically following a thorough dental exam by longtime family dentist Dr. Mike Lakota. During your dental exam, Dr. Lakota will look for signs of gum disease and other oral health conditions in addition to checking for tooth decay.
At Lakota Dental, we take pride in creating a caring, welcoming atmosphere for our patients, both children and adults. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.