Cleanings are important to your dental care. Schedule an appointment every 6 months for a healthy mouth, more frequently for those with Periodontal Disease.
These are performed by your dentist are generally done annually, depending on past history.
X-Rays are taken for deeper evaluation, they should be taken between every 6 months to 3 years depending on your past history.
Gum disease is when your gums have pulled away from the roots of the teeth due to plaque buildup below the gum-line.
These are made from polymer or glass ionomers that are tooth colored and bond to the grooves in the back teeth (molars) to prevent decay.