What is the Difference Between a Regular Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning?

What is the Difference Between a Regular Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning?

What’s the difference between a regular cleaning and a deep cleaning?

Let’s say that you had an upcoming dentist appointment, but you had to reschedule it since you were going out of town. But then a cancellation allows you to fit a routine cleaning and having your fillings done on the same day. Before getting started you are asked if you have any questions, and you might have one: what’s the difference between a regular cleaning and a deep cleaning?

Regular Cleaning

First of all, it’s important to remember that a regular tooth cleaning is important for your entire mouth. Whether you have staining on the tongue side of your teeth or a tartar buildup from a lack of flossing, a tooth regular cleaning can take care of it. Once it’s over, your mouth will feel cleaner, and your gums should be healthier, too. If your gums are healthy, they shouldn’t bleed during a routine cleaning. However, it’s also critical that you have a cleaning scheduled for every six months. These checkups can help you determine if you need a deeper cleaning or not. The deeper cleaning will include some distilled water to help clear away the tartar once it has been cleared away.

Deep Cleaning

You should try to get your teeth cleaned every six months or so. However, sometimes, that’s not possible. Let’s say for that it has been at least three years since your last cleaning. Since then, you’ve started going to a new dentist. Your new dentist recommends that you get a deep cleaning. What does that mean? This deep cleaning is also known as “scaling and planing.” Too much tartar is built up, so a pocket builds up under the gums. These pockets are the foundation for future development of gum disease; so, to stop the gum disease from getting worse, it is important to have a dental professional give you cleaning at least twice a year, and sometimes more. The deep cleaning can help your oral health improve enough that the gum disease begins to recede.


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!


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