A regular cleaning can be done if the gums are healthy and free of infection and if there is minimal plaque and tartar. If you are overdue, and have missed routine cleanings, the gums will typically have areas where they are inflamed due to an accumulation of bacteria and tartar. The amount of tartar accumulation will representative of your home care routine and how many cleaning you have missed. In order to remove this infection, it will take more than a regular cleaning to do so. We will use the x-rays and a thorough clinical exam to recommend the appropriate type of cleaning to and how many cleanings are necessary. We will also help you get on a routine to maintain gum health. For more info, contact our Orlando dental office today!