409 2nd St NE
Puyallup, WA 98372-3033

(253) 845-7611
Always Accepting New Patients!

Professional Dental Cleanings

Our office would like to see you twice a year for a Professional cleaning performed by Dr. Pak and our hygienist. Cleanings are important, they are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Make cleanings part of your oral health routine.

Professional cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth over time. Your mouth does try to take care of itself. By continually bathing in saliva, which also contains calcium, your mouth is working to strengthen and protect your teeth. While this is helpful, it also means that a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance builds up over time. Usually it is tooth colored but it also can vary from brown to black in color.

Bacteria and Your Gums

As the tartar, or calculus, accumulates on the teeth it then provides the right conditions for bacteria to live and thrive next to your gums. Cleaning and polishing removes that tartar and thereby, removes the bacteria's habitat. This give you a better chance of keeping your teeth clean during your regular home care.

Using specialized tools and training, our hygienist at Sammy BD Pak, DDS Family Dentist will:

•  Remove soft plaque that accumulates naturally from the surfaces of teeth. Plaque is a bacteria in the mouth. It collects on teeth and starts the process of decay through infection which then leads to gum disease and gingivitis.
•  Remove hard tartar, which is plaque that has hardened, from along the gum line. It is removed with an ultrasonic tool. Tartar below the gum line is also an indication of gum disease.
•  Polish your teeth with a gritty toothpaste giving you a smooth surface while removing surface stains.

Most people find cleanings to be painless, and find no discomfort.

Deep Cleanings

Sometimes our patients require more work, something we call a deep cleaning. This may also be referred to as scaling and root planing. This is when we find signs of tartar below the gum line. This may be due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. We will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.

Family Dentist

409 2nd ST. NE
Puyallup, WA 98372

(253) 845-7611


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409 2nd St NE, Puyallup, WA 98372



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