Preventive Dentistry

Why do I need a "Deep Cleaning"? Can I just get my teeth cleaned?

The question often comes up as to why just a "normal cleaning" cannot be done now and why does a "deep" cleaning even need to be done.  The difference between the two types of cleanings is the state of periodontal health, which is the health of the bone and gums that support the teeth.  The health of the bone and gums is directly linked to the amount of plaque (soft) and calculus/tartar (hard) that is depositing on your teeth.  It is fairly common for most people to develop some calculus (same thing as tartar) between their recall cleaning visits.