How often do I need a dental cleaning?
As with all of the dentistry we provide at Salem Dental, our dental cleanings are customized based on each patient’s unique needs. For people who have a healthy dental history and no history of periodontal (gum) disease, twice-yearly dental cleanings will support a healthy smile.
When patients have active periodontal disease, we recommend more frequent, thorough dental cleanings to promote healing. Following a deep dental cleaning, active maintenance every 3 to 4 months will help keep you on the path to healing and prevent bone loss.
Dental Exams for Senior Patients
As patients age, they may begin to produce more tartar buildup on the teeth that is difficult to manage. Senior patients often receive inadequate professional dentistry and suffer the consequences – including tooth loss, bone loss, and poor health.
Your Dental Exam
Our hygienists don’t just clean teeth; they are a wealth of information when it comes to home care and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At each visit, your hygienist will evaluate your gum health, remove tartar from the teeth, and polish them to a shine, which removes surface stains from food and coffee drinks.
You will leave our Salem dental office with that clean, fresh feeling that only comes from having your teeth cleaned by an experienced dental hygienist.