Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth should be on your to-do list twice a day, but professional cleanings should be on your to-do list at least twice a year. These biannual cleanings can help you keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition and reduce the risk of dental disease. Our Torrance dental cleaning expert offers professional cleanings and exams along with personalized treatment recommendations that address your individual needs. Most people need dental checkups and cleanings about two times a year.
During a dental cleaning, our expert in dental cleaning in Torrance will begin by reviewing and updating your medical history. This is to ensure your continued wellbeing. We will ask you about any changes in your health, such as pregnancy, diabetes, or heart disease. We will also ask about any medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking to reduce the risk of drug interactions and determine if you are at risk of any medication-related dental issues, such as dry mouth. Finally, we will examine your mouth for signs of changes that can indicate the presence of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, canker sores, cold sores, or oral cancer. Dental X-rays or other diagnostic tests may be performed.
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Your teeth will also be cleaned. This is a detailed process that goes far beyond what you can do at home. Our expert in dental cleaning in Torrance will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar deposits from all surfaces of your teeth, including those hard-to-reach places you might miss or cannot reach at home. Then, our Torrance dental cleaning expert uses a special cup-shaped brush to polish your teeth. This device is used with a gritty paste that polishes any remaining plaque and biofilm, as well as superficial stains from your teeth so that they are completely clean and smooth. We clean all surfaces of all your teeth and your restorations to ensure your teeth are as clean as they can be, and finish with flossing.
Before you leave, we will review your dental hygiene routine and may suggest ways to improve its effectiveness. We may recommend specific products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, or toothbrushes. We may also recommend preventive treatments such as fluoride applications, suggestions for follow-up care, or treatments to help improve your dental health. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment with our expert in dental cleaning in Torrance.