Teeth Cleaning & Dental Exam
Parents, school teachers, and even TV shows talk about how important regular teeth cleaning and dental exams are. And they are right! While brushing and flossing your teeth is still vital, coming in for teeth cleaning and a dental exam in our Chino office is crucial to truly keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. Without these routine visits, patients risk increased plaque buildup, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
At Chino Aesthetic Dental, Dr. Joshi carefully evaluates every patient during a dental exam. She and her team work closely with you to provide top-of-the-line and comfortable teeth cleaning treatments during your visit. Our goal is to deliver a pleasant experience that protects your smile for months to come.
What Is Teeth Cleaning Like?
Brushing and flossing are the first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease. However, even regular home dental hygiene isn’t enough to fully remove all bacteria and buildup. That is why a teeth cleaning is for.
During a teeth cleaning, we use a combination of methods to remove any buildup on the surface of your teeth. For many patients, they don’t even realize how much plaque and tartar was on their teeth until after a treatment! While this buildup can be subtle at first, it can quickly spiral into serious dental problems. That is why coming in for routine teeth cleaning is a vital part of having good oral hygiene.
If you have severe buildup beneath the gum line, we may recommend you receive a deep cleaning. This procedure clears out any buildup beneath the gum line to prevent it from eating away at your tooth and resulting in loss of tooth mass. To ensure patient comfort, deep cleanings typically use local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. However, you only need this treatment if you have the beginnings of gum disease.
Benefits of Teeth Cleaning
Fast and Efficient
Using modern instruments, we can perform teeth cleaning faster than before. These tools, along with modern techniques, provide a comfortable experience while also removing any buildup on your teeth.
A Smile Saver
Teeth cleaning removes the things that brushing and flossing cannot. Without it, your smile can begin to show signs of decay or gum disease.
Part of a teeth cleaning treatment is a fluoride treatment. This special mixture provides additional protection for your teeth in the months between cleanings.
What Happens In a Dental Exam?
Typically, a dental exam will consist of getting a set of x-rays and then a physical examination. X-rays are crucial to seeing if there is any tooth decay or bacteria buildup beneath the gumline. The physical exam is also crucial, allowing us to spot any potential areas of concern or cavities that have begun forming. We use modern technology and methods for every part of our dental exams, ensuring an optimized and comfortable experience at each step.
Why Is a Dental Exam Important?
Dental exams can catch the early signs of tooth decay or gum disease before they become problematic. For patients who skip their regular exams, they run the risk of finding themselves with several dental health problems that require more involved treatment. By having regular dental exams, you can catch any of these problems before they become severe.
Waiting too long between visits can even lead to tooth loss if decay goes unchecked. Don’t let that happen to your smile. Even if you have not been to the dentist in a while, it is never to late to start up again. With our range of cosmetic and restorative treatments, we can get your smile back to a beautiful state in no time.
How Often Do I Need Teeth Cleaning and a Dental Exam
In general, coming in every six months for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam is the way to go. This ensures that we can remove any buildup quickly before it begins causing any lasting damage. Likewise, regular exams allow us to catch any health concerns right at the onset. Early detection is key to preventing even a small problem from becoming something worse, like a tooth infection or severe gum disease.
We know it can be easy to put off going to the dentist. Life often finds a way to get between us and the dental care we need. Still, we encourage you to maintain your regular visits to keep up your dental health. Trust us, your smile will thank you for it.
Schedule Your Appointment
We believe every patient deserves to have a full and healthy smile free from tooth decay or pain. Schedule your appointment at Chino Aesthetic Dental today to keep your smile safe with regular teeth cleaning and a dental exam. Dr. Joshi and her experienced team look forward to doing their part in keeping your smile full and healthy. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Easy Payment Options
We accept most insurance plans AND payment from most PPO and indemnity plans. Please call our office to make an appointment and we will answer any questions you may have.