We believe a healthy smile is the strongest foundation for a beautiful smile. Therefore, your periodontal care is of utmost priority. We customize cleanings to properly care for your specific periodontal (gums and bone) needs. Whether you are receiving a six-month, or more frequent cleaning, or full periodontal therapy, our hygienists will always strive to great treatment while maintaining your absolute comfort. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Severe gum disease causes at least one-third of adult tooth loss.

Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) by a dental hygienist removes tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental x-rays. Between cleanings by a dental hygienist, practice good oral hygiene to prevent cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team