Dr. Zachary Law, DDS
1337 Hardy Road | Vinton, VA 24179
Creating Healthy Smiles
& Happy Families

How do I know if I need a deep cleaning?

As we all know, proper oral hygiene is essential if you want to keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful. Brushing and flossing twice a day is also one of the best ways to avoid developing gum disease.

At-home oral hygiene is important, but regular professional dental cleanings at our Vinton dental office are the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Only a trained dental hygienist can remove all the plaque and tartar that routinely build up on your teeth.

There are several stages of gum disease, and deep cleanings are necessary when gum disease has advanced to a critical level. Only your hygienist can determine if you need a deep cleaning, but here are some symptoms you should look out for:

  • Bleeding gums when you brush and floss
  • Sensitive or inflamed gums
  • Receding gums
  • The sensation that your teeth are coming loose

We want to help you achieve the best possible oral health so that your teeth and gums stay in good condition for many years. An important part of achieving this goal is scheduling regular visits for dental cleanings. Please contact our Vinton dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a convenient appointment.