Scaling and Root Planing

The process of removing and eliminating the dental plaque or calculus from the tooth, above and below the gum line is called scaling and root planing. The primary objective of doing the scaling and root planing is to restore gum health by completely removing the plaque and calculus. Plaque is the yellow-grayish soft substance that adheres to the tooth surfaces. When plaque gets mineralized, it forms to hard deposit, which is calculus.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and the teeth clean to prevent dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Daily preventative care such as brushing and flossing will significantly enhance the overall health of teeth as well as regularly seeing your dentist or oral hygienist. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health, breath, and teeth. Daily preventative care will assist in stopping problems that threaten the health of your mouth like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. We make sure in our office you get the best quality level of dental cleaning service. We always like to educate our patients to extend this quality level of oral hygiene to your home and work.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions by calling Arlington Advanced Dental Care at 703-974-7501.

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