Isn’t Deep Cleaning For People Who NEVER Visit the Hygienist?

Our expert Dr. Alvaro Ordonez DDS, is always concerned about the dental check up our patients do during the year.
For him, the process isn’t done just with one visit to solve everything. You have to follow the expert instructions!

“You brush your teeth morning and evening. You floss. You get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. So, why in the world is your dentist suggesting a deep cleaning? Isn’t that for someone who is neglectful of proper dental care?

While this may surprise you, the answer is no. Here’s why:

During regular cleaning visits, my hygienist uses an instrument called a probe to measure the area around your teeth. He or she is checking to see if you have any pocketing (area between the tooth and gum where bacteria could form.) Ideally, normal healthy pockets will be no more than 3 millimeters deep. If the pockets are greater than 5 millimeters, I’ll probably prescribe a deep scaling and root planing appointment.”

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