Professional Dental Cleanings
Keep your teeth sparkling
When your teeth are not professionally cleaned on a regular basis, the bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth will begin to harden over time. This will always lead to calculus (tartar) forming, which will slowly compromise the integrity of your smile. While every single person will build up calculus to some degree, not having it removed during a professional cleaning will do more damage to your teeth than you realize.
When you come to Estrella Dental, we will provide you with an in-depth professional dental cleaning. This type of cleaning includes several steps. The first thing we will do is measure the depth of your periodontal pockets. This is also classified as the space between your teeth and your gums. The next step is to begin to remove the majority of the calculus with professional cleaning instruments. The teeth will then be polished in order to remove any residual stains. Fluoride gel or foam will then be applied to the teeth in order to protect your teeth from d4cay and prevent future sensitivity.
Whether you think that you have good or poor oral hygiene, a professional dental cleaning is a must if you want to have a healthy smile. Your oral health can negatively or positively affect the health of the rest of your body. The choice is yours and yours alone.
How Often Should You Have Dental Cleanings?
We are asked quite frequently how often professional dental cleanings should be had. While every single person needs a specialized oral health plan, there are some standard guidelines we like to give to our patients. For the most part, we will begin to provide professional cleanings for children once they turn three years old. These visits should continue once every six months for best results. When it comes to adults, the frequency varies. We see some adults as often as once every three to four months. On the other hand, some people come as little as once or twice a year. If you are unsure about what the right timing for your cleanings should be, feel free to consult our dental hygienists the next time you stop into our dental office.
If you live in the San Diego area, contact us today to schedule your professional cleaning with our talented dental team. We can provide you with everything and you need and more when you consult Estrella Dental.
‘‘The entire team, from the front desk to the assistants and dentist, has been so kind and professional. My fillings were quick and pain-free. I feel very at ease and love that the dentist explains everything to me in detail so I have no surprises. He even took me on a tour of the facility which was refreshing and confirmed how clean and state of the art the facility is.’’
Jennifer R. (Actual Estrella Patient)