Dental Cleanings and Exams
Dental cleanings and exams are routine preventive procedures our dentists perform to help patients maintain oral health and detect any dental issues early on. Some patients may also receive fluoride treatments during this appointment for added protection against tooth decay.
Dental cleanings and exams are recommended twice yearly. The cleaning will remove plaque buildup from the teeth and the exam will help our dentist detect and treat potential issues such as decay or gingivitis before they progress into something more serious. During your dental cleaning and exam, our dentist will also talk to you about your oral health habits and how you can improve them for a healthier mouth. Contact Smile Center Silicon Valley for more information about dental exams and cleanings!
How Often Do I Need a Dental Cleaning and Exam?
Your teeth are constantly attacked by the bacteria and acids in plaque so it’s important to get regular cleanings to remove that buildup and keep the teeth healthy. Regular exams and cleanings help to prevent cavities and maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During your cleaning and exam, our hygienist will remove plaque buildup from your teeth, which can help prevent gum disease and other oral health issues, and our dentist will examine your mouth for signs of disease.
Generally, we recommend patients visit our dental office every six months for routine care. However, we’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique smile needs.
The Benefits of Dental Cleaning and Exams
Prevent Dental Issues
Regular dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. By preventing these issues, patients can maintain a healthier mouth and avoid more extensive and costly treatments in the future.
Early Detection of Dental Problems
Dental exams allow our dentists to identify dental issues in their early stages. Early detection enables prompt intervention, preventing problems such as cavities, gum disease, and oral infections. Timely treatment leads to better outcomes and minimizes the need for complex procedures.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Dental cleanings performed by dental hygienists involve the removal of plaque and tartar that cannot be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing alone. This helps prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues. Additionally, the teeth are polished to remove surface stains, improving the smile's overall appearance.
Gum Disease Prevention
Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for preventing gum disease. Scaling during cleanings removes plaque and bacteria from below the gum line, reducing the risk of inflammation, gum recession, and tooth loss associated with advanced gum disease.
Supporting Overall Health
Dental cleanings and exams contribute to the overall well-being of patients by reducing the risk of oral infections that can impact systemic health. Good oral health has been associated with a lower risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections.
Regular dental cleanings and exams promote overall well-being and prevent more extensive dental treatments. For the best dental care customized for your requirements, visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500.