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Why do hygienists do scaling and root planing, and what is it??

Has your hygienist told you that you need scaling and root planing? You may have a lot of questions. Check out this great article by Colgate explaining what scaling and root planing is and why it is necessary.You can also call our office for more information.

If your dental hygienist cleans your teeth every six months or so, you know that a routine professional cleaning involves scaling teeth and the gumline to remove plaque and tartar, and polishing to remove stains and smooth the tooth's surface. This is done to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have symptoms of ...

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Gum Care: Tips to take it from good to great!

It’s National Gum Care Month! Is your smile supported by strong, healthy gums? With gum disease now linked to larger health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia, keeping your gums in excellent condition is critical for your overall well-being.  

For gums that glow, make sure these key practices are part of your dental routine:

  • Always brush along the ...

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