One of the best things you can do for your oral health is getting regular, professional teeth cleanings. At the practice of Dr. Todd S. Adams, we offer dental cleaning services for patients in the Sunnyvale, CA community and beyond for better health and wellness for both new and established patients.
Why is professional teeth cleaning important?
Patients who brush their teeth and floss after meals will often find that they can keep problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay away from the smile. However, there are times when these issues may arise without patients even knowing. Therefore, it is vital that patients visit the dentist every six months for oral prophylaxis and a thorough evaluation. Problems caught in their earlier stages are often easily fixed with the help of a dental professional.
What can be achieved during a professional teeth cleaning?
Oral prophylaxis can provide:
- Tartar removal
- Plaque removal
- Calculus removal
- Teeth stain removal
- Treatment for bacteria
What can I expect during my dental cleaning?
Patients who have dental anxieties may be worried about what to expect during their visit to our practice for dental care. Patients have their cleaning performed by one of our dental hygienists, who are fully trained in using the instruments available to them to clean the teeth and gums. This may include using a scaling tool to help in dislodging plaque and tartar that might be stuck to the surfaces of the teeth. A special machine-powered brush is then used to administer a professional cleaning paste to the teeth, which cleans them right to the gum line. If needed, the dental hygienist may also apply a fluoride treatment and floss between the teeth.
What if I have certain conditions such as advanced stages of gum disease?
In situations such as this, our team would provide a deeper cleaning sometimes referred to as “scaling and root planing.” This is done to remove plaque and tartar that might have developed below the gumline and onto the roots of the teeth, while reducing the pockets that often harbor bacteria and allow gum disease to worsen.
Are you interested in learning more about teeth cleaning?
Sunnyvale, CA area dentist, Dr. Todd S. Adams, encourages patients to visit regularly for oral prophylaxis to remove tartar, plaque, and calculus. Call the office today at (408) 355-9292 to request a consultation visit at his facility, located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road.