Most people believe that regular brushing and flossing of their teeth is sufficient to maintain their oral health. At the same time, others have apprehensions about visiting a dentist for various reasons. However, maintaining your oral health through diligent dental care is just as important as your overall wellness. At Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Pasadena, California, we promote good dental hygiene through professional cleanings for our patients. We prioritize maintaining our patients’ bright, shining smiles.
What Are Some Benefits of Practicing Good Oral Hygiene?
Practicing good oral hygiene gives benefits that include:
- There is less plaque to remove during routine dental checkups.
- Professional cleanings are faster and more comfortable.
- You will have lesser need for dental procedures to address tooth decay or gum disease.
- Your annual dental budget would be reduced.
- A person’s oral health will feel healthier and fresher.
- One can be more confident about their smile.
What Is Included in Professional Dental Cleanings?
Regular Dental Cleaning
We perform regular dental cleanings to remove stains, tartar, and plaque from the surface of your teeth and beneath the gum line. Routine teeth cleaning helps prevent dental problems such as gum disease or bone loss. We recommend that our patients have regular dental cleaning at least twice a year and practice good oral hygiene to maintain healthy teeth.
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
While standard teeth cleaning is sufficient for healthy teeth, patients with gum disease need a deep dental cleaning to address problems below the gum line.
Routine cleanings do not clean areas beneath the gum line where tartar, bacteria, and debris could settle. If not removed or left untreated, bacterial accumulation could cause infections and inflammation of your gums and ultimately result in tooth or bone loss.
The non-surgical method of deep teeth cleaning is also known as periodontal scaling and root planing. During the procedure, we will extract the plaque buildup and smooth any exposed root surfaces.
Once your gum disease has been addressed with a deep dental cleaning, we will proceed with your periodontal maintenance as a follow-up for your regular teeth cleanings. You will be required to visit our office more frequently so that we can continue your ongoing dental cleanings to bring your gum disease under control. Periodontal maintenance cleanings focus on your tooth roots, gums, and jawbones. We direct our efforts both above and below the gum line for a thorough cleaning that checks the growth of bacteria.
Dr. Jeanne V. Devi at Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Pasadena, California can help provide solutions that will maintain your dental health while transforming your smile. Call us today at (626) 795-2544 to schedule your dental consultation and know more about our dental cleanings services.