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A regular cleaning is designed for the maintenance of healthy gums.  Healthy gums have a small, shallow space between the teeth and gums.  The procedure involves going into the space and cleaning it thoroughly by removing bacteria and tartar build up.  When a person brushes and flosses daily, and gets their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, the bacteria and tartar build up are minimal.  Healthy gums are pink in color and there is generally little or no bleeding during the cleaning.

A deep cleaning (or “scaling and root planning”) is needed when there is a larger amount of tartar and bacteria under the gums.  This occurs, when there is a deeper space between the teeth and gums, called a “pocket”.  Pockets can develop when a person has not had their teeth professionally cleaned for a long period of time or when the person does not brush and floss on a regular basis.  In addition, other health issues can also put a person at risk for developing pockets.  Pockets that measure at a certain depth are called periodontal or gum disease.  Regardless of the cause, the first step to improve this condition is to have a deep cleaning to clear the pockets of the bacteria and tartar build up.

At Soft Touch Dentists, we’re dedicated to providing a stress-free and relaxing environment to our dental patients. Whether you need to bring in your little one for a general check up, or need to bring in your teenager for braces, our professional staff of dental hygienists will ensure their experience is as comfortable as possible.

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With our state-of-the art facility, we’re proud to offer the latest in innovative dental solutions to patients throughout Washington, D.C.. For the best in general dentistry, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontic surgery, and more, contact our professionals today!

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If you’re a new patient, Soft Touch Dentists provides a complimentary insurance verification before your first office visit to ensure you are fully aware of your covered benefits. If you have transportation problems and live within a three mile radius of our practice, we offer complimentary Uber services to and from our office.

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