Having a professional dental cleaning every six months is one of the best ways to prevent serious dental problems. Cleaning removes plaque which is the major cause of tooth decay and gum disease, the two most prevalent dental problems. Preventative dental care saves you money, time, and distress by treating problems which could become serious before you experience tooth loss or advanced gum disease.
A professional dental cleaning begins with an examination of your teeth. The dentist will look for plaque buildup at the gumline, one of the best indicators of problems. The dentist may also take x-rays to see if you have any cavities below the surface of the teeth which need attention.
A professional dental cleaning usually involves two stages: plaque and tartar scraping and polishing of the teeth. Scraping the plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth may not be the most pleasant part of a cleaning, but it is the best way to remove buildup which can result in gum disease and tooth decay. After the tartar is cleaned from the teeth, they are polished with a high-quality dental paste to give them a healthy shine.
A professional dental cleaning should be scheduled every six months. Many people do not believe they need their teeth cleaned this often, but this is not true. Six months is the optimal time to find developing problems, and this schedule allows your dentist to follow any issues which seem to be developing and offer options for treatment.
Dr. Poneh Ghasri, our dentist in West Hollywood, can offer professional dental cleanings and examination services that will keep your teeth at their very healthiest, and will give you a bright, beautiful smile. Dr. Ghasri encourages all patients to make bi-annual appointments for cleanings and exams in order to preserve dental health.
Call our West Hollywood cosmetic dentist’s office today to make an appointment for your next professional cleaning, and begin enjoying the benefits of healthy and beautiful teeth, fresh breath, and the knowledge that you are doing your best to prevent dental problems.