Professional dental cleanings are necessary for keeping your teeth clean and preventing dental disease. While you may practice good dental hygiene at home, plaque and tartar can still lurk in those hard-to-reach places, like those deep folds and fissures on your molars and the teeth at the back of your jaw. Our North Hollywood dental cleaning expert recommends personalized dental cleaning schedules for each patient. This ensures personal risk factors and needs are considered, and teeth are kept as clean and healthy as possible.
Your mouth is filled with oral bacteria. Although many of the strains of bacteria are harmless or beneficial, some of them are associated with cavities or gum disease. These bacteria form a soft, sticky biofilm called plaque, which adheres to your teeth. Your saliva is one of your body’s natural defenses against oral bacteria. Saliva keeps your teeth bathed in minerals such as calcium, and neutralizes the acids produced by oral bacteria. In order to keep your oral biome balanced and healthy, you need to remove plaque regularly through brushing and flossing. Our expert in dental cleaning in North Hollywood can demonstrate the proper cleaning techniques for you to use at home, and may recommend specific products for your dental needs.
North Hollywood Dental Cleaning
If all the plaque is not removed daily, it can harden into a mineralized substance called tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing; it can only be removed with special tools by a dental professional. Our North Hollywood dental cleaning expert may recommend more frequent cleanings if you are prone to tartar buildup. At your appointment, we will carefully remove all traces of tartar from your teeth. Then, we will remove any plaque that is still there. Finally, we use a special cup-shaped device with a gritty, flavored paste to polish your teeth. This polish cleans your teeth and polishes them to remove superficial stains and leave them especially smooth, which makes it harder for bacteria to re-adhere after your cleaning.
Before you leave, our expert in dental cleaning in North Hollywood will examine your teeth and gums for signs of dental disease. We may also take dental X-rays if necessary. Call us today to schedule your next cleaning with our North Hollywood dentist.
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