Preventive dentistry is the key to a healthy, confident smile that lasts for life. While brushing and flossing teeth at home is important, these practices are only a part of the dental care routine. We urge all patients in Atwater Village, California, to visit Glendale Dental Wellness at least twice annually for routine dental cleaning services. With regular oral hygiene visits with our trusted dentist, Dr. Ivan Chan, you’ll prevent numerous dental issues, including gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.

What to expect during routine dental cleanings

The first part of a dental cleaning is an oral exam to inspect your teeth and gums for signs of decay, infection, TMJ pain, and other problems. Plan for this portion to take 30-45 minutes because it may involve dental X-rays to inspect the oral structures beneath the gum line. While you may be jittery about dental X-rays, we use modern X-rays that generate super-detailed images and emit 90% less radiation than film-based dental X-rays.

After your dental exam, we’ll review treatment options to restore oral health. However, if you don’t have significant dental problems, it’s time for our dental hygienist to clean your teeth professionally. 

Even though you brush and floss your teeth daily, you need the help of a professional to eliminate built-in plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Using a combination of hand tools, brushes, and pastes, the dental hygienist thoroughly cleans all areas of your mouth.

After cleaning every bit of your mouth, the dentist polishes your teeth to leave you with that smooth feeling we all love after a trip to the dentist. Until your next appointment, we expect you to brush twice daily and floss at least once daily before retiring to bed. Combined with routine dental cleanings, at-home oral hygiene effectively keeps your mouth issue-free. 

Benefits of professional dental cleanings

Have you missed dental appointments because you have no tooth pain or apparent dental problem? Dental cleanings do more than leave your teeth sparkly clean. Teeth cleanings form part of preventive dentistry and offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention: Dental cleanings eliminate troublesome plaque and tartar to prevent many dental issues, including bad breath, decay, and infections
  • Early detection: Sometimes, it takes the eye of a professional to spot issues in your mouth. During routine dental check-ups, we inspect your mouth to detect and treat oral problems before they become painful and costly to treat
  • Long-term savings: Preventive dentistry averts dental issues that may require costly treatments down the line
  • Aesthetics: Regular dental cleanings eliminate surface stains and unsightly dental calculus, preserving the beauty of your smile. Furthermore, these cleanings serve as a preparatory step for smile enhancement procedures such as veneers and teeth whitening

During your dental cleaning, seize this opportunity to ask the dentist those niggling questions regarding your oral health. During your appointment, we offer patient education, covering topics like proper brushing and flossing techniques, areas to concentrate, etc., to ensure you take great care of your smile at home.

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Professional teeth cleanings near me

When was your last dental cleaning in Atwater Village, CA? If it’s been more than six months, it’s time to book an appointment with Glendale Dental Wellness by dialing 818-243-3838

Preventive dental visits are vital for maintaining your healthy smile, so schedule your visit today!