Our Los Angeles teeth cleaning is the cornerstone of excellence in preventive care. It’s such a simple, painless treatment and yet it provides so much in the way of benefits. At Dental Pros, we want you to have cavity-free teeth and disease-free gums for the long term.
As important as our Los Angeles teeth cleaning is, it is something you only get two times per year, approximately six months apart. So it’s equally important for you to tend to your own preventive measures on a daily basis. At the top of the priority list is to eat nutritiously, especially when it comes to limiting the amount of sugar and starch in your diet. Both are responsible for causing the growth of sticky, invisible dental plaque to form on our teeth, as well as between your teeth and gums. It is plaque that erodes and decays your tooth structure, leading to the eventual appearance of cavities, small holes in your teeth that expose you to toothaches, infections, and even the loss of teeth. Removal of plaque is the effect of brushing your teeth and flossing between them. Brushing should be done when you awaken, before you go to sleep, and for the best results, also after meals. You need only floss once per day, at bedtime. Some plaque may remain, which will then become harder and crustier at some point. It’s this form of plaque that is known as tartar, and for which our Los Angeles teeth cleaning is necessary. In addition to the eradication of tartar buildup, the signs of early stage gum disease, gingivitis, are reversed with a professional cleaning. A second round may be necessary to deal with especially stubborn gingivitis.
You can’t afford to not have a six month cleaning, so contact our office and set up an appointment to come in for one as part of a comprehensive oral examination.