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The Differences Between Regular And Deep Dental Cleaning

Regular And Deep Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are essential to maintain the appeal and hygiene of your teeth. In addition, they guarantee the long-term health of the gums and teeth and prevent cavities, decay, and gum disease. Usually, professionals recommend visiting the dentist at least two times yearly to have the teeth cleaned by a trained and certified expert.

In other circumstances, dental experts may have to perform deep cleaning, sometimes called periodontal scaling and root planing, to protect your oral health. In this article, we highlight some significant differences between regular dental cleaning and deep cleaning.

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Defining Regular Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleaning involves the removal of all plaque and tartar from the top coat of the teeth. Usually, this service is conducted with no anesthesia and can last for between twenty minutes and one hour. Visiting your dentists for regular dental cleaning every six months while taking daily measures at home to safeguard your oral health can fully address the need for deep cleaning.

Defining Deep Cleaning

The main focus of a regular dental cleaning service is to clean and polish the tooth’s surface above the gum line. On the other hand, deep cleaning seeks to eliminate tartar and plaque that may have buildup at the tooth’s root, which is further down the gum line.

Deep cleaning services are intended for patients with bad breath, swollen gums, or gum disease caused by the accumulation of tartar that has spread to the tooth’s root.

What Are The Differences Between Regular Dental Cleaning And Deep Cleaning?

Different Objectives

Regular dental cleanings are meant to preserve the cleanliness of the teeth. On the other hand, the main objective of a deep cleaning service is treating or reducing periodontitis, a type of gum disease. For this reason, deep cleaning is recommended for a patient with gum disease.

Simplicity Of The Procedures

One of the most notable differences between regular dental cleaning and deep cleaning is that the latter is a more comprehensive procedure. Specifically, a deep cleaning service is conducted in two visits to the dentist, where the dentist works on one part of the patient’s mouth in one visit and the other during the second visit. In addition, deep cleaning involves the use of local anesthesia.

The Time Taken For Each Procedure

Usually, every deep cleaning visit to the dentist will take between forty minutes and one hour to complete the procedures, depending on the extent of tartar accumulation. Dental cleaning appointments are usually shorter than that.

Moreover, as mentioned earlier, deep cleaning usually takes place in two stages, namely:

1. Scaling – Eliminating plaque and tartar that have accumulated beneath the gum line to the lower end of the periodontal pocket.

2. Root planning – This stage involves leveling out the tooth root’s surface to enable the connective gum tissue to regenerate and reattach to the root of the tooth to provide the required strength.

The Number Of Maintenance Appointments With The Dentist

One more notable difference between regular dental and deep cleaning is the frequency of maintenance visits for each procedure. With deep cleaning, the patient must return for a periodontal maintenance procedure after three months to stop the bacteria from returning. However, regular teeth cleaning is performed after every six months.

It is worth noting that regular cleaning cannot be used for treating periodontitis (gum disease), as this would be against the dentists’ ethical and professional standards.

The Main Benefits Of Deep Cleaning Procedure

Not treating gum disease early enough can result in losing the affected tooth or teeth. Luckily, deep cleaning and antibiotics can effectively treat mild-to-moderate gum illnesses, eliminate inflammation, and boost the patient’s gum health.

We encourage you to make an appointment with us to achieve the healthy and attractive smile you desire. Call our J Street Dental Group office by (916) 443 – 5677 or fill in an appointment request form.



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J Street Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

J Street Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the J Street Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

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We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
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The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.


How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

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You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
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We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
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When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

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We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO by email, at info@jstreetdentalgroup.com.

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