Dental cleanings are essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. The longer you leave plaque and tartar on your teeth, the more susceptible you are to cavities and gum disease. If the tartar builds up around your gum line, bacteria can make their way under your gums and cause an infection. Typically, there is no pain during the early stages of gum disease, which is why many patients are unaware they have it or leave it untreated. However, gingivitis will slowly develop into periodontitis, which is irreversible. When gum disease progresses to advanced or chronic periodontitis, it can lead to bone or tooth loss. That’s why frequently visiting your dentist near you in Inglewood is crucial. Your dentist will detect oral health problems in the early stages and treat them before they develop into more serious issues.
We provide dental cleanings near you to keep your teeth clean and healthy. When you receive a dental cleaning in Inglewood, the appointment is typically around an hour, depending on how much buildup you have. During a cleaning, we will:
Periodontal Assessment: Our hygienist will complete a full assessment to determine the health of your gums and bone level to understand the foundation that supports your teeth and determine if there are abnormalities.
Scale your teeth: Our hygienist will use an ultrasonic and hand instruments to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth.
Polish your teeth: A polishing cup will be used to remove any residual plaque and surface staining.
Floss your teeth: We will floss and clean all the crevices between your teeth.
Fluoride treatment: We will provide a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and protect them from cavities.
After your cleaning, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any abnormalities. If you have any questions or concerns, you can discuss them with your dentist during this time.
In addition to regular dental cleanings, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene on a daily basis. When you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, you reduce the plaque buildup, which will reduce the likelihood of developing cavities and gum disease. The following tips should be followed to achieve optimal oral health: