Improve Oral Health This New Year With Dental Cleaning

Improve Oral Health This New Year With Dental Cleaning

At DTLA Smile, we recommend that patients continue their routine of biannual cleanings in order to keep their mouths clean from decay and gum disease. Dental Cleaning removes plaque and bacteria from the teeth and below the gum line. By continuing this process, you can help prevent more serious problems and potential tooth loss in the future. 

What is Included in a Professional Cleaning?

During your scheduled dental appointment, our dental hygienist will first review your medical and dental history. This helps them determine if there are any special steps you should take to prepare for your visit. Once your dentist is ready, they will then begin the cleaning process by scaling your teeth and removing any leftovers from your meals. Next, they may apply fluoride to your teeth to strengthen your enamel and prevent future cavities. Lastly, they may polish your teeth to help remove any stains and smooth the surface. This will help give you a brighter smile. The entire process takes about an hour and can be a great way to improve your oral hygiene in the new year. 

Is It Necessary to Have a Professional Dental Cleaning Done?

This is a good way to combat potential oral health problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. In fact, many oral diseases may be completely stopped in their tracks with regular brushing and professional teeth cleanings. Professional teeth cleanings can also prevent other issues from occurring, like tooth discoloration or the worsening of gum recession.

Be sure to partner with a dentist you can trust for all of your general dentistry needs. This way, you can stay on top of your oral health in 2023 and beyond. This will mean scheduling appointments for cleanings and checkups at least twice a year. Work with your dentist to determine the best treatment and maintenance routine for your needs. Once your plan is in place, you can feel confident knowing you are on your way to excellent dental health.

How Often Should I Have a Dental Cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup to ensure that your teeth and gums remain in optimal condition. However, if your oral health has been neglected and you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding gums, pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks, persistent bad breath, or other issues, you may require more frequent visits to the dentist to prevent permanent damage to your teeth and mouth. A dentist in Los Angeles, CA, can help you determine the best schedule for your visits.

To find out more about the dental services we offer at DTLA Smile, Los Angeles, CA, call (213) 688-2828 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Los Angeles, CA, at 104 West 7th St, #2 Los Angeles, CA, 90014.

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