A clean smile is usually a healthy smile. Even though you brush and floss every day at home, the American Dental Association still recommends regular dental cleanings and checkups. Most people should schedule a cleaning about every six months. If you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay due to lifestyle factors, diet, health issues or genetics, you may need to visit Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dental cleaning expert more frequently.
Daily brushing and flossing clean plaque and bacteria from your teeth. If plaque is not removed frequently enough or is missed in those hard-to-reach areas, it mineralizes into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed at home. Dr. Frame, our expert in dental cleaning in Santa Clara, uses special tools to remove tartar from the teeth. Tartar that is not removed can build up even more, and because it harbors dangerous oral bacteria, it can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Regular cleanings allow us to keep tartar off your teeth and your smile cleaner and healthier.
Dental Cleaning Santa Clara
Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dental cleaning expert will begin with a visual exam. Tartar is removed, and then all surfaces of your teeth are carefully cleaned and polished. The polishing removes superficial stains and helps smooth the enamel, which makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to re-adhere. We will check for any signs of problems and make treatment recommendations.
At your checkup, Dr. Frame, our expert in dental cleaning in Santa Clara, may adjust your at-home routine to help you keep your smile as clean as possible in between visits. Most people should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean their teeth twice a day. Floss daily to remove debris from between teeth. Pay special attention to areas that tend to accumulate plaque the most, including the molars and along the gum line.
Give us a call today to learn more about routine dental cleanings or to schedule your next checkup with Dr. Frame, our dentist in Santa Clara.
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