During the New Patient Exam and at every dental cleaning, we take periodontal measurements to determine the health of your gums.

If the health of your oral cavity is compromised with high levels of tarter build up, bleeding or inflammation in the gum line this may indicate dental cleanings more often.  While you may have high levels of tarter build-up or periodontal concerns, your spouse may not. Removing harmful bacteria from the oral cavity reduces inflammation, decay and bleeding. We care about your overall health. Periodontal (Gum) disease has been linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes.