• PROPHYLAXIS. Plaque is a biological film containing bacteria that attack tooth enamel and lead to cavities. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and is the cause of periodontal disease.  A prophylaxis is the removal of plaque and minor stains, making teeth their whitest and brightest!


  • SCALING/ROOT PLANING (S/RP). Plaque left on teeth over time hardens and becomes calculus (tartar). Tartar buildup below the gum level attaches to the root surfaces of teeth. Scalers and ultrasonic dental cleaning tools are needed to remove the hardened buildup. Tartar can only be removed with dental tools but left untreated can cause gums to become infected and lead to periodontal/gum disease.  Leading to bad breath, recession of gums and will eventually result in the loss of teeth.
  • ARESTIN(Antibiotic) AND LASER TREATMENT.  Localized areas of gum infection can be treated with a chemotherapeutic agent, or antibiotic(Arestin). It is placed directly to the infected sites to reduce bacteria.  If infection is a bit more spread out, a Diode laser can be used to eliminate bacteria from under the gums.  These procedures are part of a combined treatment with S/RP.