The best way to protect your smile is with routine oral care. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, but also completing routine cleanings and checkups at your dental office. At Majestic Smile Studio, we want our patients to have healthy smiles that can last a lifetime. That is why we stress the importance of regular dental cleanings and exams at our office in Yorba Linda, CA.
Importance of Dental Cleanings
Professional dental cleanings are a vital part of your oral care. Our hygienists perform thorough periodontal exams during each dental cleaning to check the health of your gums. When plaque and tartar are not removed from the teeth, it can lead to an infection of the gum tissue or periodontal/gum disease. Dental cleanings not only check for signs of receding gums and infection, but they also can help prevent gum disease.
During your cleaning, the hygienist will carefully remove any tartar and plaque from your teeth. Even those who brush multiple times a day and floss have areas that can collect tartar. After the tartar is all removed, your teeth are polished for a beautiful, clean smile. Most patients should have at least two dental cleanings a year to help prevent periodontal disease. Those with gum disease may need more frequent cleanings to maintain their oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Dental checkups are crucial for catching any dental issues in the early stages. Most patients will have digital x-rays taken during their checkup, and Dr. Gutierrez will examine both the teeth and the x-rays for signs of dental problems. If there are any oral health concerns such as decay, cracks or tooth deterioration, she will discuss treatment options with you at your visit.
Cleanings and checkups can help protect your oral health. They can also save you money on your oral care, as preventive visits are usually covered by insurance and prevent more expensive dental problems. To schedule your next checkup, contact us at Majestic Smile Studio in Yorba Linda, CA, to book your appointment.