Regular Dental Cleanings

Regular Dental CleaningsOne of the best and easiest ways to keep your smile looking bright and healthy, is to keep a regular bi-annual schedule of cleanings from your dentist. Regular cleanings are one of the best preventative measures you can take to avoid costly dental procedures later on, and can help improve your confidence and overall oral health.

Why are regular dental cleanings important?

Regular dental cleanings help to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that naturally occur over time. This buildup can harbor harmful bacteria that can cause a number of serious dental problems. Regular dental cleanings are the best way to prevent tooth decay, and gingivitis, and gives your dentist a chance to perform important oral cancer screenings as well. Regular cleanings are important for your overall health as well, because bacteria that breed in the mouth have the potential to spread throughout the body, affecting other systems in your body. Poor oral hygiene has been proven to be linked to serious issues such as stroke and heart disease.

What is involved in a regular dental cleaning?

During your regular dental cleaning, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth for any serious dental issues. They will then use special instruments to remove particles and buildup that has accumulated on your gum line and teeth. These instruments often include fluoride gel, scalers, an ultrasonic cleaner and a polisher. Your dentist may take x-rays of your teeth to ensure complete health, and for comparison to previous visits. If any additional dental work is needed, this will be discussed and planned as well.

The dentists at Manhattan Beach Dental Center understand that having a dentist who is gentle is important to ensure your comfort during regular cleanings. While most patients enjoy the process, we understand that there are some who may have sensitive teeth and gums. It is our goal to ensure that every patient is made comfortable during their cleanings so that they will maintain their regular schedule of visits.

Please call our office at 310-376-0482 to schedule your regular cleaning today. We can ensure that your smile stays healthy and bright for years to come and will provide you with a comfortable and professional atmosphere that will remove any anxiety you have and put you at ease. At Manhattan Beach Dental Center, it is out goal to ensure your teeth and gums are at their best.