Dental Deep Cleanings in Salem, OR

Eliminate plaque, fight gum disease, and protect your health!


Avoid The Gum Disease Epidemic

More people than ever before are suffering from gum disease. Millions of people have gum disease and don’t even know it! Are you among them?

At Healthy Smiles Family Dental in Salem, we offer a variety of periodontal treatments to prevent and cure gum disease. If you’re worried about your gum disease risk, have been diagnosed with gum disease in the past, or simply have questions about your gum health, schedule a consultation for your gum deep cleaning today.

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What’s a Deep Cleaning?

We recommend everyone come see us about every 6 months for a checkup and routine cleaning. During these visits, your hygienist will remove plaque from the surface of your teeth and from between teeth. It’s an opportunity to remove bacteria that are in hard-to-reach spots or that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone.

Deep cleanings are a little different. If you have gum disease or are at high risk of gum disease, a dental deep cleaning for gums might be needed. During a deep cleaning, we remove bacteria and plaque from above the gum line — the surface of the teeth normally covered by gum tissue. This “hidden” area is where gum-disease-causing bacteria love to hide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do a deep cleaning in 1 appointment?

Usually, a full dental deep cleaning for teeth and gums will be spread out over 2-4 appointments. During each visit, we’ll focus on 1 or 2 quadrants of your mouth. A deep cleaning does take a little healing time so allowing space between treatments helps you stay as comfortable as possible. 

Is a deep cleaning the same thing as “scaling and planing”?

Yes, a dental deep cleaning treatment is also known as a scaling and planing treatment. Both are designed to fight gum disease.

How long does it take to heal after a deep cleaning?

You’ll be a little sore the day after your treatment. We usually recommend over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen. A gentle warm salt water rinse can also provide soothing relief. Most people will feel just like themselves again within 48-72 hours.

What other gum disease treatments do you offer?

In addition to deep cleanings, you may be interested in Perio Protect. This is a treatment that allows you to fight gum disease from the comfort and convenience of your own home. We’ll make custom trays that you’ll fill with a peroxide gel and wear for about 15 minutes a day. The trays hold the antibacterial gel directly against the gum line, where bacteria love to hide. As a bonus, Perio Protect helps whiten teeth, too!

Dentistry is teamwork

When you visit Healthy Smiles Family Dental, you’ll see how our friendly and experienced team works together — and closely with you — to achieve smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Even if it’s been years since your last visit to the dentist, we’re here to help, not judge. Our Salem practice is known for a commitment to:

  • Comfortable gum disease treatments, including Perio Protect
  • Quality and affordable treatments
  • Full-service dentistry for patients of all ages

You’ll feel confident about the care you’re receiving and about what the future holds for your smile.

Dr Xu and her staff are wonderful. Knowledgeable, professional, friendly. Would highly recommend!


and Financing Options

We can work with most insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer a variety of flexible payment options, including CareCredit.

Don’t see your insurance provider listed? Call our Salem dentist office at (503) 315-2500 and our friendly front desk staff will answer your questions.

Invest in your dental health and save!


We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the care you need at a price you can afford. 


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Thank you for your service! We are proud to offer all veterans a 10% discount on all dental care and any products purchased at our office.

Our Office


4392 Liberty Rd S,
Salem OR 97302

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Monday - Thursday
7:00AM - 4:00PM

Become a patient at Healthy Smiles Family Dental

A healthier you starts right here. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your entire family. Schedule your consultation today at our Salem dentist office.

Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500. We hope to see you soon!