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Cleanings

We make sure that procedures included in a routine teeth cleaning appointment are selected to meet the needs of the individual patient.Our Arlington Heights office helps each patient establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Typical hygiene appointment includes:

  • Update Medical History – to prevent harm to patient and to provide safe and effective care
  • Taking Radiographs – to examine teeth, surrounding bone and supporting structures
  • Oral Cancer screening – to detect any abnormalities in lymph nodes and salivary glands such as swelling, enlargement, irregularities or tenderness under palpation
  • Periodontal assessment – to check for gum disease
  • Dentition Assessment – to detect dental decay, broken teeth, faulty restoration etc.
  • Self-Care Instructions – to make sure that patient’s hygiene routine is proper to minimize the amount of bacteria, calculus and plaque biofilm thus decreasing the risk for decay and tooth loss
  • Prophylaxis ( cleaning) – to remove plaque ( soft deposit) and tartar (hard deposit – calculus) from the teeth and below the gum line
  • Teeth Polishing – to remove stains
  • Maintenance interval determination – to determine the optimal recall visits to prevent or control periodontal disease
  • Fluoride Application – to inhibit teeth demineralization, enhance remineralization, inhibit bacterial activity
  • Dentist Examination

A routine teeth cleaning is usually given every six months and is preventative maintenance for those who already have healthy gums.

Routine Teeth Cleaning

Healthy gingival tissue is coral pink in color, consistency is firm and resilient, fits snugly around the tooth, pockets depth is 1-3 mm with no bleeding.

Prophylaxis procedure is focused on supragingival ( above gumline) debridement of plaque and tartar deposit from all tooth surfaces on patients with no history of gum disease.

To achieve best results in removal of calculus deposits and plaque biofilm we combine in dental cleaning ultrasonic and manual scaling.

To increase treatment effectiveness ultrasonic scaling is always utilized with manual scaling instrumentation.

Our Dental Hygienists are knowledgeable of teeth anatomy, instruments design, function and clinical applications what makes up the foundation of successful treatment outcomes.

 


We have recently added a new procedure ( Laser Bacterial Reduction) to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease.
We now have the ability to attack bacteria in your mouth at the microscopic level through the use of our soft tissue laser. It is a non-cutting, high intensity, painless laser that is focused into the periodontal pocket.

Please contact our Arlington Heights office at 847-758-0100 to schedule your check-up and teeth cleaning appointment.