Use of Ultrasonic Scalers for periodontal maintenance

March 8, 2018

There are two techniques for removing dental plaque and tartar during your dental cleaning appointment: manual or ultrasonic.  Manual cleaning is done with hand instruments – scalers and currettes where the plaque and tartar are scraped from the teeth. The second technique uses ultrasonic scalers. Ultrasonic tooth scalers generate up to 50,000 vibrations per second which produce the formation of bubbles filled with water vapor. The vibration stretches and compresses these tiny bubbles until they implode and release a Continue reading

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

April 16, 2017

When people come to the dentist, they strive to be cavity free. Often, they forget there is another aspect to dental health. Gum health is just as important as being cavity free. Bleeding gums are never normal, even when having your teeth professionally cleaned. Imagine if your scalp bled when you brushed your hair. It’s the same concept with teeth; bleeding gums are a warning sign that your dental health is at risk.

So what causes bleeding gums?  Most Continue reading