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.