There’s a saying: different strokes for different folks. Very true it is, when applied to gum therapy. Gum disease (periodontitis) is now the leading cause of tooth loss in later life. It’s best managed when detected and treated early, thus there are a range of types of cleanings that can be provided, depending on your specific presentation.

It’s important we conduct the right type of oral cleaning for the right situation, otherwise more harm than good can be done. Therefore, our dentists will not perform any form of cleaning for you unless you’ve had an examination in the past year. Your long-term oral health is too important!

In certain situations, such as in advanced gum disease, this treatment is best carried out by a gum specialist (periodontist). Your treating dentist will advise you if this is the case. 

Fluoride is routinely applied as part of this procedure. It’s a wonderful natural mineral supplement that’s proven to be of benefit to your oral care, especially if your lifestyle and dietary habits may be, shall we say, a little erratic.