Over half of Americans have some form of periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A simple way to prevent gum disease is to schedule regular dental cleanings, and in Los Alamitos, California, the Volterra Dental team plays their part with the highest standard of dental cleanings and routine checkups. The team works hard to provide patients in the Orange County area with efficient, comprehensive dental care. Are you due for a cleaning? Call us at (562) 247-0172, or book online to visit the friendly Volterra Dental group.
Your dental cleaning visit includes a physical examination where your dentist or your dental hygienist check your oral health and looks for signs of tooth decay and disease. During your checkup, you might have X-rays to allow your dentist to examine the structure of your jawbone and teeth.
The cleaning begins with plaque removal. Using special tools and gentle touch, your dental practitioner scrapes off any soft plaque that has built up on your teeth. Plaque harbors bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Next, your teeth are polished with a special gritty paste and a polishing tool, which removes any remaining debris and stains, leaving your teeth feeling and looking clean. Finally, your teeth are flossed. Your dentist or hygienist discusses your at-home regime and makes recommendations.
Brushing your teeth and flossing regularly is important but can’t clean your teeth as thoroughly as a professional dental cleaning.
Professional cleanings are an integral part of your preventive care and can prevent gum disease before it progresses. Periodontal disease can often lead to tooth loss, but regular teeth cleanings could help you hold on to your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Volterra Dental recommends professional cleanings for everyone every six months. If you have certain other dental health complications, or medical conditions that impact your dental health, you might need more frequent cleanings.
The benefits of a professional teeth cleaning include:
Your at-home dental cleanings aren’t as effective as professional teeth cleanings. Fully equipped with dental instruments, knowledge, and products, there’s no substitute for a professional dental teeth cleaning.
The primary objective of a professional cleaning is to clean your teeth, and evaluate, maintain, and improve your dental health. To learn more and schedule your professional dental cleaning, call Volterra Dental at (562) 247-0172 today or book an appointment online.