Do you know the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy? Well, prevention is key! Preventive dentistry includes all dental practices of taking care of your teeth to prevent the onset of any dental diseases.
Preventive dentistry entails at-home oral hygiene practices and regular teeth cleanings and checkups at a dental office. By incorporating daily brushing and flossing to regularly visiting your dentist, preventive dental care helps prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.
In this blog, let's look at how important regularly visiting your dentist is.
Also called hygiene appointments, regular teeth cleanings are vital to your overall oral health and a disease-free mouth. Brushing and flossing at home can't keep all the plaque and bacteria away from the mouth. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar, which may cause gum disease. A professional dental cleaning at our dental office can extract and eliminate plaque, tartar, bacteria, and other debris from the mouth to result in a healthy, fresh, sparkling smile.
The American Dental Association says everyone should undergo a dental cleaning at least once every six months.
During your visit to our Pasadena, CA, dental office for teeth cleaning, our dentist starts by performing a complete evaluation of your mouth using visual examinations. We also obtain scans or x-rays if needed to detect the presence of any ongoing or potential dental concerns. When dental issues are identified and cured at the earliest, you can avoid complex, expensive treatments down the line. By diagnosing and curing dental problems at the earliest, you can avoid complicated and costly dental treatments down the line.
Besides, our dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic instrument or scraper to extract and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and underneath the gum line. Any remaining plaque and debris are removed through flossing, after which our dentist polishes your teeth to eliminate any surface stains. Polishing also makes the teeth smooth and controls the buildup of any future plaque.
After teeth cleaning, we will apply a fluoride gel to your teeth to strengthen the dental enamel and compensate for fluoride loss. We also educate our patients to practice proper oral hygiene at home and answer any queries about maintaining good oral health.
We will recommend a deep cleaning that involves scaling and root planing for patients who show the symptoms of gum disease.
For your dental checkups and teeth cleanings, visit us at Jeanne V. Devi DDS at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101, or call us at (626) 795-2544 and schedule an appointment.
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