Cleanings & Gum Disease Treatment in Grand Rapids
We help you get to optimum oral health – and stay there!
We provide excellent cleanings and gum disease treatment. Our wonderful, gentle hygienists have been with us for as long as 25 years. Highly trained and experienced, and using the best and modern equipment, they provide comfortable, thorough cleanings and gum treatment – while educating you on how to maintain your oral health at home – to help you keep your teeth for life.
Thorough cleanings with a gentle touch
Our friendly hygienists
We are proud of our hygienists and believe they are the best! Their cleanings are very gentle but thorough. They have a warm, caring manner and will answer all your questions about oral hygiene.
Teaching you and your family good oral habits
Your cleanings are always accompanied by patient education, and we use modern visual aids to make it simple and effective. We believe that showing you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy in between visits goes a long way toward good oral health for life.
Ultrasonic scaler for your comfort
To effectively blast away unwanted debris from your teeth, we use an ultrasonic scaler. It is a piezo scaler, meaning it moves across the tooth horizontally rather than vertically. It’s harmless to your teeth and makes your periodontal cleaning faster and more thorough.
High-tech diagnostic tools
Periodontal charting is a procedure in which each tooth is carefully inspected as to the size of the space, or pocket, between the tooth and gum. The measurements are plotted on a chart. Our hygienists use hand tools for that important human touch – catching problems that can’t be felt with a machine.
For precision diagnostics we also use an intraoral camera to capture highly detailed images of your teeth.
Competent Gum Disease Treatment
If your exam reveals mild to moderate gum disease, our hygienists take care of it using our first rate equipment. They provide excellent quality treatment while being considerate of your comfort.
Scaling and root planing
An anesthetic is gently administered and we remove buildup on your teeth and under the gums while irrigating the area – known as scaling. The tooth root is then “planed,” or smoothed out, to remove any rough spots that attract bacteria.
Eliminating the bacteria
The doctor prescribes Peri-dex™, a powerful mouth rinse, and Prevident®, an extra-strength fluoride toothpaste, to help you continue to fight the disease-causing bacteria.
Follow-up to keep your gums healthy
Follow-up visits are arranged for special periodontal (gum) cleanings to help you maintain the progress you’ve made and get your mouth completely back to a healthy state.
Severe Gum Disease
For severe gum disease treatment, we refer you to a trusted periodontist (gum disease specialist) right up the street who we have worked with for years.
To make an appointment, call 616.455.8400 or click here to request an appointment online.