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Understanding the difference between a routine cleaning and a Deep Cleaning.

Tuesday, Mar. 26th 2013 8:11 AM

Many people do not have a clear understanding about the differences between having a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning.  Yet they are world part.

A Routine/Prophylaxis Cleaning:  focuses on preventive dental care and the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums by the removal of calculus, plaque, and common stains. Normally performed twice a year by a dental hygienist or dentist along with your dental check up.  With most dental insurance plans these routine cleanings are free.

Deep Cleaning:   is a procedure designed to help avoid periodontal disease (gum disease) Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of calculus,and plaque on the crowns and root surfaces of teeth. It can begin as localized gingival inflammation and progress to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and the bone that supports the teeth. Left untreated, this disease progresses to the ultimate loss of teeth.  Although most dental insurance plans also help to cover deep cleanings, this type of dental service normally fall under major dental care and is covered at around 50 percent of the dentist cost.

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