Regular cleanings can keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Millions of bacteria make their home in your mouth, and they are to blame for quite a lot of dental problems. These bacteria live in oral plaque, a biofilm that is constantly forming especially around the gum line. When you eat, they eat, too, and then they release acids that attack the enamel on your teeth. The best way to keep plaque and the bacteria that lives in it under control is through good dental hygiene and regular dental cleanings with our Los Angeles dental cleaning expert.
Dental Cleaning Los Angeles
At your next dental cleaning, our expert in dental cleaning in Los Angeles will do several things to get your teeth clean, healthy and attractive and protect their long-term health, including:
1. Plaque and tartar removal
Plaque can be hard to completely remove from all parts of your teeth. This leads to tartar buildup, and tartar cannot be removed at home. Our Los Angeles dental cleaning expert uses special tools to remove the plaque and tartar from all parts of your teeth, including those hard-to-reach areas in the back of your mouth, between teeth and along the gum line.
A special toothpaste and rubber prophy tool will polish your teeth once the plaque and tartar are removed. The polishing creates a smooth, shiny surface that makes it harder for plaque and bacteria to reattach, and it removes the surface stains that can leave your teeth looking dingy.
Flossing cleans between your teeth and should be performed every day at home. We will floss your teeth to get them completely clean at your professional cleaning.
4. Technique review
We will review your at-home routine. Many of us get into habits when it comes to brushing and flossing. Brushing too quickly, skipping flossing and other habits can put your smile at risk. Our expert in dental cleaning in Los Angeles will work with you to ensure that you are getting the most out of your daily routine.
We finish by recommending any treatments, products or techniques that could help your smile and dental health.
Call us to schedule your next dental cleaning with our Los Angeles dentist.