Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

Why do I need a deep cleaning? Why can't I just have a regular cleaning?

Regular dental cleanings and exams are done to help maintain your dental health, just like a regular checkup at the doctor is done to monitor your overall health.  These cleanings remove bacteria buildup, allow us to catch problems early and aid in the prevention of dental diseases.

Sometimes, things change in our mouth, just as they do in our body. This can be due to a slow disease process, inadequate homecare (like flossing), oral bacteria changes, general hormonal changes, aging, or medications. Even with regular checkups, we can one day develop periodontal disease, just like we can still develop high blood pressure. Our goal is to catch the disease process early and treat it, before lasting damage is done.

Deep cleaning are needed when signs of periodontal disease are present.  These signs may include swollen or bleeding gums, bone loss, heavy buildup, and deep pockets. When these signs are present, we are no longer looking to maintain your dental health at the current level.  We have an active disease that needs to be treated.  Without treatment, the disease process will continue and we can end up with tooth loss.  

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