Professional Teeth Cleanings
Visiting the dentist for your biannual dental cleaning is an important foundation for your oral health. Even those who practice impeccable dental hygiene will still have difficult to remove plaque and tartar that only a professional can remove. Our dental hygienist in West Hills, CA will gently remove the tartar and plaque that you can’t as well as polish the teeth to a beautiful shine.
The dental hygienist will also check the condition of your gums by flossing between the teeth to check if there are any sensitivity issues. In following with a recent push from the American Dental Association, we also thoroughly check the mouth for any early indicators of mouth cancer. For those with dental work such as fillings, crowns, and dental implants, this is also a fantastic opportunity for the dentist to check on them and make sure they are still doing their job.
However, dental checkups are also about much more than getting a cleaning. Prevention is a major factor in making sure everyone’s mouth stays healthy. By conducting a digital x-ray, we can make sure there are no tiny issues within a tooth that could develop into full-blown problems later on. We are also able to look at the progression from previous x-rays to see if any barely noticeable issues should be addressed.
And while all of these additional preventive checks are fantastic, there is still nothing better than that amazing super clean and polished sensation you get from a professional cleaning. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next routine exam at our West Hills, CA office!