A dental cleaning removes the plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth. While you cannot completely remove every trace of plaque, we can eliminate most of the buildup on your teeth. We also recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth and prevent decay.
During the dental cleaning process at City Family Dental & Implant Centre, we will also check the health of your teeth and gums. We can diagnose issues with your gum health or tooth decay that may need to be addressed with restorative dentistry treatments such as fillings or dental crowns. These treatments can help restore your smile's function and self-confidence when you smile in public.
Dental cleanings are performed during a routine checkup appointment. Your dental hygienist or dentist will use special tools to remove tartar buildup and plaque from your teeth. This helps freshen your breath, leave your teeth whiter, and prevent cavities and gum disease. During your visit, your dentist will also examine your smile to check for signs of more serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and oral cancer. If any problems are discovered during your check-up, your doctor will immediately recommend treatment. In some cases, X-rays may be taken to evaluate your smile further. Once the doctor reviews the results, a treatment plan can be developed to help you have a beautiful, healthy smile!
Plaque and calculus are naturally occurring substances that accumulate on your teeth. Although they are both infected with bacteria, plaque is soft, while calculus is complex. Brushing and flossing help to keep these away, but they can’t always do the job alone. Regular professional cleanings can help to remove excess buildup and help keep your smile healthy!
Professional cleanings are essential to maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath. Your teeth should be cleaned twice a year, but your dentist will let you know if you need more or less frequent visits depending on how healthy your gums are. If you’ve noticed any changes regarding the health of your mouth, be sure to schedule a visit as soon as possible.
In addition to cleaning your teeth professionally, you should take good care of them at home by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily to prevent plaque from building up. If you’re unsure about the best way to care for your teeth, talk to your dentist for more personalized advice.
With regular dental cleanings and checkups at our office, we can keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years! Visit City Family Dental & Implant Centre at 1317 Oakdale Rd Suite 310, Modesto, CA 95355, or call (209) 554-1700 to schedule an appointment.