dentist giving a pediatric patient a checkupQuality Care For The Whole Family: Family Dental Cleanings in Canton, MI

Have your family smile with confidence. All About Smiles offers gentle and professional care for all ages. Our dentist, Dr. Salah, and an experienced team of dental experts will make every visit comfortable and stress-free. Let us help you maintain optimal oral health because healthy smiles create healthy families. Book your appointment today and prepare your whole family to show off their pearly whites.

What is a Routine Dental Cleaning?

A teeth cleaning is essential for protecting your teeth and preventing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Dr. Salah or one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup on your teeth. During the process, we may also perform preventive measures, such as fluoride toothpaste, to help you maintain clean teeth and quality dental health.

Types of Dental Cleanings

There are four different types of dental cleanings available to those looking for a healthy smile. Our dental center offers all four to people of all ages. See what type you might need and schedule an appointment today.

Oral Prophylaxis Cleaning

More commonly known as a routine or regular dental cleaning, oral prophylaxis cleaning is an annual dentist appointment to keep your mouth clean. Oral prophylaxis cleanings help prevent cavities and tartar buildup, and gum disease. A typical cleaning can include an x-ray, flossing, and fluoride treatment, among other routine dental examination procedures.

Scaling & Root Planing

Also known as a deep clean, a scaling and root planing procedure is typically recommended for plaque buildup at the gum line. The procedure will involve scraping your teeth with small dental tools to remove tartar below the gum line before smoothing the tooth root. This deep cleaning helps protect your teeth and gums from plaque.

Gross Debridement

Also known as a full mouth debridement (FMD) is necessary when there’s serious plaque buildup on your teeth. A gross debridement is more invasive than an oral prophylaxis cleaning, scaling, and root planing. In some cases, an anesthetic may even be used to numb areas in the mouth where the plaque buildup is the most severe.

Periodontal Maintenance

As the name suggests, periodontal maintenance is a special treatment for periodontal diseases. Periodontal disease affects the gums, alveolar bone, or periodontal ligament, with the first stage being gingivitis. Periodontal maintenance will include regular cleaning, scaling, and root planing services, but we’ll also examine the pockets of your gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to something as serious as leukemia.

An Adult & Pediatric Dentist You Can Trust

Dr. Salah’s philosophy centers on getting to know his patients personally and developing a great rapport of trust with his clients. This extends to his pediatric dentistry, where a consistent, friendly dentist helps calm children before undergoing a dental procedure they may be afraid of.

Our whole dental team listens to and acknowledges any child’s or adult’s concerns prior to lending our expertise to comfort them throughout the dental cleaning. Schedule an appointment for your entire family today!

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