At an interval of every six months, it is recommended that patients receive a professional dental cleaning. If necessary, the dentist and/or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent cleanings dependent upon dental habit compliance, plaque levels, and calculus levels, among other factors.
The Smile Gallery is fortunate to have a Dental Hygienist on staff, a benefit not offered by most pediatric dental offices. As a general rule, patients with permanent dentition, orthodontic patients, and patients with special circumstances, will be scheduled with the Hygienist for regular cleanings. A Dental Hygienist, by law, is permitted to perform additional services not allowed for Dental Assistants or Registered Dental Assistants.