Teeth Cleaningin Whittier
Schedule a routine teeth cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, bad breath and obtain brighter and healthier teeth and gum so you can smile with confidence!
What are Benefits of a Dental Teeth Cleaning?
- Brighter, whiter and healthier smile.
- Prevent bad breath and gum disease.
- Reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia.
- Early detection of dental problems saves you money on expensive dental treatment.
What is a Dental Cleaning?
In the sequence of treatment, a dental cleaning should follow a comprehensive oral evaluation to provide a clean environment for any dental treatments that are needed. It would not be wise to place a dental filling or a crown on teeth full of plaque and tartars; therefore, a dental cleaning is best done right after a dental exam.
Dental cleaning is one the most important preventive treatments in dentistry. There are two different types of dental cleaning: Routine dental cleaning and Deep teeth cleaning.
When patients ask why their gum bleed when they brush or floss, the reason is that they do not floss regularly. When patients do not floss, their gum become inflamed from buildup of plaque, tartar and bacteria and this is known as gingivitis. A routine dental cleaning is recommended to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from your teeth (above the gum) to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. A routine cleaning should be done every 6 months during the routine checkup to allow the dentist to detect any early signs of cavities and address the concerns as soon as possible to prevent the need for costly dental treatments.
During routine dental cleaning, the dentist uses a cavitron that vibrates at high frequency to break off any mineral, bacteria buildup and stains off the teeth above the gum. Afterwards, the teeth will be polished to further remove plaque and stains. Polishing makes teeth smoother, so plaque and bacteria are less likely to stick around. Cleaning should not cause any discomfort or pain. Patient may experience discomfort during a cleaning if the patient has “gingivitis” inflammation of the gum from lack of flossing. It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after cleaning. If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity. Sensitivity to hot and cold usually go away in a few days. Avoid WHITENING TOOTHPASTE that can cause sensitivity.
A routine dental cleaning is recommended for patients that do not have gum disease. For patients with gum disease, a deep cleaning is recommended because this type of cleaning removes the buildup of plaque, tartar and bacteria below the gum on the surface of the roots.
Post-Operative Instructions & Home Care
SENSITIVITY TO HOT & COLD
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after getting teeth cleaning done. The sensitivity will subside and go away with time. If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity. AVOID: whitening toothpaste, acidic foods like Lemon, cherry, grapefruit.
Frequently Asked Questions
A routine dental cleaning cost between $90 to $200.
Routine teeth cleanings are recommended every six months to maintain optimal oral health. Some patients accumulate tartar, plaque and stains quicker than others may need to come in every three months. Routine teeth cleaning can contribute to a healthy, bright and beautiful smile. It’s a great way to address any issues before they become worse.
Yes. Teeth cleaning removes tartar, plaque, coffee and food stains of your teeth to keep them bright and healthy.
Teeth cleaning is not painful in healthy patients with good oral hygiene. Patients that do not floss regularly, might experience some discomfort in the gums during a dental cleaning due to gingivitis. Our dentist is highly skilled at ensuring that the patient is comfort during dental cleaning.
Length of your teeth cleaning appointment may depend on how much tartar, plaque and stains you have on your teeth. A dental cleaning appointment is about 30 to 45 minutes.
Avoiding teeth cleaning by a dentist can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Dental cleaning helps to maintain good oral health and prevent costly dental treatments.