The difference between Routine Regular Dental clean and a Deep Clean
Dental cleaning Every 6 months is necessary for a regular dental clean and check up. This appointment involves cleaning /scaling above the gum-line to maintain healthy gums. However, a deep clean or scale refers to the scaling and cleaning 1-3mm under the gum line. This is performed when there is tartar, infection or bacteria underneath your gum line that is irritating the gums resulting in inflammation of your gums
A routine dental clean is very different from a deep clean. A deep clean involves cleaning above the gum line. Treating your gums is as important as treating the tooth itself. Gums are like soil to a plant, the healthier the soil, the healthier the plant. That’s why it is absolutely necessary for regular hygiene appointments to check if your gums need some extra care.
Routine Regular clean- 6 monthly
Regular cleans occur around 6 months to remove build up along the gum line and on the surface of the tooth. Healthy gums should be pink in color and not bleed or be overly sensitive, and there should be minimal tartar build up.