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Atlanta Dentist Discusses Dental Cleaning Atlanta, GA

You might be familiar with the term “dental cleaning” from your regular visits to the dentist’s office. Along with daily brushing and flossing, your six-month dental cleanings are essential to keeping your mouth safe from the hundreds of kinds of oral bacteria that comprise dental plaque. If these germs have an opportunity to begin their damage by the time Dr. Zelby inspects your oral health, then you may need more involved attention than a regular cleaning. A periodontal cleaning is known as a deep cleaning because it’s more detailed than regular dental maintenance, involving the removal of harmful substances from underneath your gum line to treat and prevent gum disease. Your Atlanta dentist, Dr. David Zelby, explains what a dental cleaning entails and how it helps protect your oral health from the progressive destruction of gum disease.

When Bacterial Plaque Attacks

The sticky stuff that sometimes coats your teeth and gums is called dental plaque, and while its presence can be annoying, its real danger lies in what you don’t notice. There are over 600 different kinds of bacteria in a healthy human mouth that form plaque when they congregate. Some of these microbes release toxins that irritate your periodontal tissue (gums), causing them to separate from your teeth and form pockets where more germs can gather. The bacterial strain, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is also known to manipulate your immune system, leading to excessive inflammation and sometimes bleeding along your gums. These symptoms are a warning that gingivitis, the beginning stage of gum disease, is present, and you must take action to prevent the destruction that aggressive gum disease can cause.

Preventing/Controlling Gum Disease

The beauty of early detection in your dental health care is that, when successful, you can avoid the need for extensive dental work to restore permanent damage. For instance, advanced gum disease, called periodontitis, attacks your teeth’s foundational gum tissue and jawbone structure, and is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Yet, when detected and treated at the initial stage of gingivitis, the infection can typically be reversed with a deep cleaning and comprehensive periodontal maintenance. More thorough than a regular cleaning, a deep cleaning describes the removal of bacteria, plaque, tartar, and toxins from the surfaces of your tooth roots underneath your gums. This scaling procedure is often coupled with root planing—smoothing your teeth’s roots to make it more difficult for bacterial plaque to cling to it. Dr. Zelby may also apply a topical antibacterial agent to help neutralize further bacterial buildup and gingivitis, allowing your gums to heal and reattach to your teeth.

Dental Cleanings and More with Your Atlanta Dentist

Your toothbrush and floss are essential tools for a clean and healthy smile, but they are only so powerful. Maintaining excellent dental health requires the regular maintenance, inspection, and early intervention of your dedicated Atlanta dentist. To learn more about the preventive power of a deep cleaning, or if it’s been a while since your last dental checkup, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Zelby by calling (770) 955-0550 today. Located in the 30339 area, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta proudly serves patients from all of our surrounding communities.

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Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Vincent C.
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