A “deep cleaning” is the commonly used term for a procedure that will allow Dr. Phee or his hygienist to remove tartar, plaque, or calculus that has built up on your teeth and/or below the gum line. This procedure will allow your gums to heal and begin to become healthy again. Just like the foundation of a house, your gums are the base of every healthy, beautiful smile. A deep cleaning is the first step to better overall health. After you have completed this deep cleaning, more frequent cleanings may be required. These more frequent visits are sometimes known as Periodontal Maintenance visits, where our team will focus on the health of your gums and soft tissue to ensure that the healing is progressing properly.