Cal Select Dental Group
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Hesperia, CA
Thorough teeth cleanings prevent tooth decay and tooth loss. Cal Select Dental Group in San Bernardino, Hesperia, and Riverside California, offers in-depth cleanings for children and adults. Your customized teeth cleaning gets rid of stubborn plaque and tartar. During a cleaning, Han Kim, DDS, and the team also examine your teeth and gums. They check for dental problems that could put your oral health at risk. Let Cal Select Dental Group deliver the preventive care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Teeth Cleanings Q & A
How often do I need teeth cleanings?
The American Dental Association recommends that all patients see a dentist at least once a year. But biannual exams and cleanings offer added protection. Receiving dental cleaning every six months helps prevent cavities and gum infections.
If you're at high risk for dental problems, you may need more frequent cleanings. Pregnant women and people with diabetes need extra dental care. Smokers are also at risk for oral cancer and tooth decay.
Cal Select Dental Group can determine how often you need to see a dentist. They provide a personalized dental plan to reduce your risk of tooth problems.
What are the benefits of regular teeth cleanings?
Routine cleanings help remove plaque, a sticky film that develops on your teeth. Brushing and flossing help remove plaque. But even if you have good oral hygiene, some plaque can remain.
Over time, plaque hardens into tartar. Tarter is a hard substance that can't be removed with brushing and flossing. If tartar isn't removed by a dentist, it can trap bacteria against the gumline. Trapped bacteria increases your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Studies show that regular dental cleanings can reduce the risk of oral infections. These infections are painful and may lead to tooth loss. An oral infection might increase your risk for other health problems, including heart disease.
Routine dental care does more than protect your teeth: it protects the rest of your body, too. During your teeth cleaning, your practitioner checks for signs of gum disease.
Untreated gum disease may put you at risk for stroke, dementia, diabetes, and preterm labor. Cal Select Dental Group delivers preventive care that safeguards your long-term health.
What happens during a teeth cleaning?
During a routine cleaning, your practitioner examines your teeth and gums. They identify trouble spots and plaque buildup. Your practitioner also looks for signs of gum disease.
Next, your practitioner removes plaque and tartar. They use a sharp instrument called a scaler to chip away at tartar. Once all the tartar is gone, your practitioner uses an electric brush and a gritty toothpaste. This process delivers deep cleaning for teeth and gums.
Your practitioner may also floss your teeth and apply a fluoride treatment. Fluoride helps protect against future cavities and tooth decay.
What happens if my dentist notices a problem?
Sometimes, your practitioner may spot a problem during your exam. If something in your mouth doesn't look right, you may receive X-rays or other tests. These tests help your practitioner diagnose dental problems and choose the right treatment.
Your treatment plan may vary, depending on the extent of the problem. Sometimes, your practitioner can provide on-the-spot treatment. But in other cases, they may ask you to return for another procedure.
If your dental problem is severe, you may need to visit the office several times. No matter what your concerns, Cal Select Dental Group delivers the care you need. They work with you throughout treatment to ensure that your teeth receive the best care.
Don't skip your next dental cleaning. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.