One of the best ways to keep your dental hygiene in check is to come in for a regular cleaning, also known as prophylaxis. This type of dental cleaning works to remove yellow stains, stubborn plaque and dental calculus from your teeth to improve your oral health and facial appearance. For this treatment, Dr. David Black and Dr. Alexander McKinley use special cleaning handpieces to clean out the front and back of your teeth. After we are done, you will be able to enjoy a fresh, clean smile free of plaque.
If you have a serious of gum disease, our dentists may perform a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing dental calculus from the surface of your teeth, and planing works to clean out the root of your teeth to make sure there are no more toxins affecting your oral health. Signs you may have gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gumline
- Loose teeth
- Deep pockets of pus around your teeth
- Swollen gums due to inflammation
If this sounds like you, please call 717-246-1085 to schedule an appointment here at Red Lion Dental in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. We are here to do all we can to get you back to a healthy smile!