How often our patients should come for a cleaning is determined by our dentists, hygienists and our patient’s diligence brushing and flossing at home.

At each cleaning, we will monitor your teeth, gums and bone. Teeth are lost by loss of bone. Bone loss happens when gums and bone become infected. Deep/professional cleanings done on a regular/consistent basis will remove build up and infection which will break this cycle of gum, bone and tooth loss.

Every time our patients come for a cleaning, our Dentists check the following:

  • Your medical history.  Some medical conditions can affect the overall health of your bone, gum and teeth
  • Oral Cancer
  • Evidence of decay around your existing filling or crowns
  • Your x-rays for a more in depth examination then they can do visually

It’s not just a cleaning!

Did you know that your hygienist is doing all of the following:

  • Removing plaque and tartar which will, if left cause periodontal disease which will cause bone, gum and tooth loss
  • Polishing your teeth which will remove all the stain that you cannot by just brushing alone
  • Giving you Fluoride which will help you with any tooth sensitivity and is great for your tooth enamel
  • Recommending oral hygiene aids for you that are specific to your needs.
  • Brushing and Flossing techniques

At ECDC our entire team is committed to your overall dental health. Regular cleanings are imperative, and we recommend you visit us every 6 months (minimum). Along with diligence at home and regular dental cleanings, you will be have healthy, beautiful teeth for the rest of your life.