The first type of family dental plans include regular cleaning is when we go in and remove any calculus above your gums and polish your teeth. At Heritage Dental Associates this is typically handled by our Hygienist. After the cleaning is complete the Dentist will come in and look at x-rays to ensure you dont have any cavities. IF you have any issues or concerns the Dentist will answer any questions and give any advice on cosmetic dentistry they may have.
The perio cleaning is when you have neglected your cleanings and now have gum disease and are in need of a more in-depth cleaning, this cleaning is when our hygienist needs to go below your gums to remove calculus so you don’t start having bone loss or they have to treat bone loss that has already occurred.
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. With proper gum treatments, it may be possible to return gum tissue to a healthy state.
Heritage Dental associates offer many different types of family dental plans. Make an appointment today and find out our monthly specials on whitening, x-rays, fillings and as always any cosmetic dentistry needs you or your family have.