A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from Dr. Sanford or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only 25 to 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
At the Smile Gallery of Greensboro, Macey our dental hygienist uses a Cavitron to provide a more thorough dental cleaning. A Cavitron is a hand held device that uses water with an ultrasonic pulse to remove plaque and tarter from the surface of the tooth. Our hygienists are trained to use the Cavitron with efficiency and do so in a gentle and comfortable manner.
Children from infants and up are welcome to be seen in our office. Dr. Sanford is in her element with children. She is a mother, and all kids seem to just love her! Our staff caters to them, and truly enjoys having young people in our office. We are proud to say that many families call The Smile Gallery of Greensboro their dental home. Additionally, Dr. Sanford is a member of the Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP)
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces with a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time.
Both electric and manual scaling methods can be combined to achieve the best results. Polishing completes the cleaning, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up.
Many patients from the surrounding Greensboro 27410, Summerfield 27358, Browns Summit 27214, Oak Ridge, 27310, area are ecstatic to bring their entire family to The Smile Gallery of Greensboro.