Helping You Achieve a Bright Smile
Patients should brush and floss their teeth at least twice each day at home. Even with those efforts, though, plaque may build up on your teeth and harden into tartar. When this happens, a professional cleaning is required to remove it. When you visit us for a dental cleaning, one of our skilled hygienists will carefully clean the surfaces of your teeth to remove bacteria that cause decay, cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more.
Also known as a periodontal cleaning, scaling and root planing is the process of removing bacteria from your teeth’s roots (scaling) and polishing them (planing) to help prevent future bacteria from accumulating on them. This treatment is often recommended when patients exhibit early signs of gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis may lead to advanced forms of gum disease. For your comfort and to be more precise with our cleaning, we use ultrasonic technology to break up plaque and tartar. It is less invasive than traditional scaling and root planing.
Schedule Your Dental Cleanings with Us!
Our dental cleanings can help you achieve a whiter smile. To schedule an appointment, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Garland, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, and all surrounding communities.