We believe in helping our patients maintain their oral health by proper diagnosis of all your dental conditions, and helping you achieve that healthy mouth. During the initial appointment, your hygienist and doctor will assess your oral needs, and then discuss with you your dental needs. A routine dental cleaning is designed for prevention- meaning its purpose is keeping gum disease and tooth decay from developing. We strongly encourage seeing our patients every 6 months to maintain a healthy mouth. Sometimes, however, you may exhibit signs of greater inflammation of the gum tissue, and might require scaling and root planing.