Dental Hygiene Care
Adams Dental of Clearwater Florida provides professional cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to help you to have the very best dental health possible. This includes a dental hygiene appointment.
Prevention of dental problems is always best, so we promote good hygiene through flossing, brushing, and other personal care designed for your individual needs. Regular bacteria control and exams help to keep your teeth and gum tissue healthy and identify issues early. We strive to make sure you are comfortable.
What Type Of Dental Cleaning Is Right For You?
Based on the information gathered from your initial visit, the dentist will prescribe the type of cleaning that will achieve optimum oral health for you. The following are the four types of cleanings that the doctor may prescribe:
1. Healthy Mouth Cleaning
This is our most common type of dental cleaning. You may fit into this category if you have routinely gotten a general cleaning every 3, 4, or 6 months. We address the normal amount of deposits that have since formed. You have no periodontal pockets and show minimal signs of bleeding.
2. Periodontal Maintenance Cleaning
This is our second most common type of dental cleaning. You fit into this category if you have a history of damage and bone loss due to periodontal disease. You may have longer root surfaces exposed, may or may not have active periodontal disease and periodontal pockets. You would almost always have this type of dental cleaning done every 3 months for life.
3. Deep Cleaning
We prescribe this for active periodontal disease with deposits that can only be removed under local anesthesia. It may be carried out by sections of the mouth as needed. In most cases, the treatment is done for the entire mouth over several appointments.
4. Debridement Cleaning
This is a one-time procedure. This cleaning may be for you if you have not visited your dentist in a long time. Heavy deposits have formed above the gum line. The purpose of this cleaning is to remove these deposits and prepare you for DEEP CLEANING. The gums are given time to heal before starting again.
What else should you expect?
At every dental hygiene appointment, aside from the primary dental hygiene cleaning, our hygienists and dentists update medical history, monitor BP/Pulse, perform an oral cancer screening, update x-rays if needed, measure your gum health with a calibrated instrument, and provide you with individualized oral hygiene instructions. We can also assist with more advanced dental procedures such as dental bridges, dental crowns, and dental veneers.