Dental Cleanings are Important for Oral Health
Dental cleanings are an important part of a complete dental care routine. At Open Wide La Jolla, we want you to have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. We recommend regular checkups at least twice per year, though some people might need more frequent visits due to their lifestyle or habits. During these checkups, we will thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth and determine if any treatment is needed.
A dental cleaning is a routine procedure that removes plaque and tartar from teeth. Your teeth will be polished and flossed in order to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Cleanings are typically performed by dental hygienists who are trained professionals that specialize in the prevention of oral diseases through education and treatment plans designed for each patient’s needs. They have the knowledge required to perform thorough examinations as well as provide preventive care services such as fluoride treatments.
The cavitron ultrasonic technology is an advanced high-pressure water system that uses cavitation bubbles to remove plaque and bacteria from between teeth. This method is gentle, non-invasive and does not use chemicals or abrasives to clean teeth.
The hygienist may use a combination of this tool with their manual probe during your visit to clean out any difficult areas on your gums or backside of your molars. The cavitron may also be used when performing certain scaling procedures.
It depends on your dental hygiene routine. If you’re good at keeping up with your teeth, then six months is probably fine. But if it’s been a while since your last cleaning and you don’t have a very good routine, then Dr. Dain may recommend sooner.
Regular dental cleanings are the best way to maintain good oral health. In fact, they can help you prevent cavities, gum disease, bad breath and tooth loss. They also allow your dentist to catch any potential problems early so they can be treated before they become serious issues.
With regular checkups and cleanings at our office in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Dains and our experienced team of dental professionals will keep your teeth healthy.