What to expect during routine dental cleanings
During your routine cleaning, one of our experienced dental hygienists will:
- Review your medical history (including medications and allergies)
- Examine and clean your teeth
Why get professional teeth cleanings?
Routine teeth cleanings are essential to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, which often lead to tooth loss.
What are the advantages of routine professional teeth cleanings?
The goal of routine professional teeth cleanings is to prevent cavities and gum disease. Scaling and root planing are also performed during a professional teeth cleaning to remove tartar from below the gum line.
What can I expect during the appointment?
Your appointment will begin with a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and surrounding areas. If needed, our hygienists will use digital X-rays and other advanced tools to determine the condition of your teeth and to detect any hidden problems.
After evaluating your mouth, our hygienists or dentist in Almaden, CA will explain any areas of concern and offer instructions on ways to improve your dental hygiene. They will also answer any questions you have.
Before your cleaning, our hygienists will carefully review your dental and medical history. With this information, they will be able to tailor their approach to your unique dental health needs.