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Do You Need More than a Basic Teeth Cleaning?

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Good oral health starts with a clean mouth. Clean teeth not only make you feel better about your appearance, but they are also critically important to your overall health. Regular cleaning removes surface stains from colored beverages that dull your smile. Teeth cleaning can also help ward off gum disease, which can lead to early tooth loss. Lastly, serious oral cancers can be detected early and treated successfully through regular dental visits.

The Value of a Clean Mouth

There is a strong connection between gum disease and cardiovascular conditions. Regular teeth cleaning can help reduce your chances of heart attack or stroke by reducing harmful bacteria that can travel from your mouth into your bloodstream. Cleanings also reveal problems such as broken teeth and loose fillings. A clean mouth can save you money in the long run by preventing other conditions that can lead to costly repairs and treatments.

Basic Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning

A basic dental cleaning involves removing buildup of tartar and bacteria that collects over the span of a six-month period. If you visit your dentist regularly, a basic cleaning is probably all you need. Deep cleanings go even further. If it has been a while since you visited your dentist, the chances are greater that you have developed gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums due to poor oral hygiene. If gingivitis is allowed to continue, it can lead to periodontal disease, where pockets of bacteria develop in your gums. If left unchecked, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss or changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

To remedy the deep pockets of gum disease, a deep clean is often necessary. Deep cleaning literally gets to the “root” of the problem. Scaling is the process that removes plaque and tartar from those pockets that develop. Root planning removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the root. It may be necessary to complete a deep clean over several appointments to address the whole mouth.

If you are not sure which type of cleaning is right you, we can help you at the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris. Regardless of whether you need a basic dental cleaning or a deep cleaning, we promise a comfortable and patient-centered experience from start to finish. Your smile is worth taking care of – how long as it been since you’ve had your teeth cleaned?

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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678-459-2990

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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