Dental Exam & Cleaning in Glendale
The most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. At our dental practice you can expect a cleaning that is thorough and professional.
Routine Dental Examinations
Routine Dental Examinations are so important to maintaining oral health that school districts require them for entering school. Although you may not realize it, subtile changes in the teeth and oral tissue can indicate cancer, periodontal disease, occlusal disease, and cavities even before they can be seen but are easily treated. Infections, trauma, and many other problems may be found during routine cleaning and exam visits. Maintaining good oral health requires this service.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Our dentist or certified dental hygienist will perform 3 basic procedures that make up a dental cleaning:
We use specific tools that are designed to wash away any calculus, or tartar, that have accumulated on your teeth. Tartar resides above and just below your gum line and must be removed in order to prevent gum disease.
Special hand instruments are used to thoroughly remove all plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces.
Lastly, we use a polishing paste to further remove plaque and minor surface stains for a complete & thorough cleaning. The polishing substance is flavorful and it leaves your mouth fresh and revitalized.
It is very difficult to achieve excellent oral health without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar, though plaque prevention is still possible.
What does the ADA recommend?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurances will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, then please contact your dental insurance provider and they will clear up any confusion you may have.
Give Us A Call
If you want to learn more about the dental cleaning procedure or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 818-246-5611 and one of our receptionists will assist you.