Getting your teeth professionally cleaned regularly is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to prevent serious problems. We provide comprehensive check-ups at each cleaning visit to maintain healthy smiles. Services include your cleanings as well as:

  • Reviewing and updating medical history, including information about heart problems, diabetes and medications, which may have an impact on your oral health
  • Oral cancer examination and screenings
  • Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Fluoride Treatments – Helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth
  • Dental Sealants – If needed – A thin coatings applied to the pits and fissures (grooves) on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.


Understanding gum disease and its causes is the first step toward preventing it. Put simply, gum disease is a bacterial infection that can cause deterioration of the tissues that surround the tooth. If it becomes progressed enough, gum disease can lead to bone infection, tooth loss, and other general health problems. While it is impossible to completely eliminate bacteria from the mouth, proper oral hygiene habits can ensure that harmful bacteria do not lead to oral health complications. If plaque is not removed, it can cause your gums (gingiva) to pull away from your teeth, forming pockets in which more bacteria can collect.

When left untouched, plaque buildup can harden, forming what is known as tartar, which cannot easily be removed. This tartar can lead to irritation and infection of the gums. The only way to prevent tartar buildup is to be diligent about brushing and flossing. It is also important to understand some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease, so that it can be treated promptly. These symptoms include: Red, swollen gums, Bleeding while brushing or flossing, Persistent bad breath, Receding gums, Sensitive teeth, Teeth that seem to be loose or moving away from one another, Change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

Scaling and Root Planning, sometimes referred to as deep cleaning, is an effective treatment option for gum disease. This process involves removing plaque from above and below the gum line, as well as smoothing away rough spots on the teeth that can attract bacteria. The gums are then irrigated with chlorhexidine, an antimicrobial mouth rinse to further decrease the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Dental check up and cleaning at Merchants Walk Dental. Now serving Marietta, Woodstock, Roswell