PERIODONTAL HYGIENE MAINTENANCE
A periodontal hygiene maintenance treatment is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most periodontal cleanings take between 50-60 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every three months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces in a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.
Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has lead to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated instrument allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for periodontal cleanings.