Routine dental cleanings in Ramona play an essential role in good oral health. While regular at-home brushing and flossing are certainly important, they are not always able to reach all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Dental teeth cleanings performed by a Ramona dental professional are able to clean hard-to-reach places in your mouth, including under the gum line. It is also during a routine dental cleaning that your dentist can evaluate your oral health and make recommendations to enhance the health and beauty of your smile.
Dental patients seeking gentle and personalized dental care in Ramona trust Dr. Sean Feely of Ramona Family Dentistry. Dr. Feely and his team work with every patient — from the youngest to the oldest — to achieve their oral health goals. Let Dr. Feely help you enhance your oral health, starting with a dental cleaning.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CLEANINGS
Regular dental cleanings with your Ramona dentist are important for a number of reasons. First, they remove plaque and tartar that can lead to serious dental problems. Routine dental cleanings (paired with good oral hygiene at home) prevent dental problems from beginning. Or, if problems already exist, dental cleanings can minimize damage and help you avoid treatment in the future that may be both more complex and costly than a simple cleaning.
Beyond that, your oral health affects your overall health. If left untreated, infection caused by gum disease or other dental problems can enter the rest of your body and increase your risk of certain health conditions, including stroke and heart disease. Simply put, professional dental cleanings not only improve your oral health but can they also enhance your overall wellbeing as well.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU VISIT THE DENTIST?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends adults visit the dentist for routine cleaning and examination every six months. If you have certain oral health problems, your dentist may recommend you come in for cleanings and exams more often than every six months.
Children should also visit the dentist every six months so their dentist can monitor their oral health and prevent cavities and other dental issues from arising. A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled no later than their first birthday.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR DENTAL CLEANING
Your dental cleaning at our office will be completed by one of our trained dental hygienists. Prior to your cleaning, we will examine your teeth, mouth and gums in order to determine which areas require extra attention during your cleaning.
Using a small mirror as a guide, the hygienist will get rid of plaque around the gum line and in between the teeth using a scaler. It is normal to hear scraping during this process, but it will be painless. Next, the hygienist brush and floss your teeth using a special toothpaste that removes additional bacteria while smoothing (polishing) each tooth’s surface.
TRUST YOUR ORAL HEALTH WITH RAMONA FAMILY DENTISTRY
Whether you are in need of a dental cleaning, a restorative treatment or cosmetic procedure, Ramona Family Dentistry is ready to help. To schedule a dental cleaning or consultation with our team, please contact (760) 789-0170 today.