Dental Exam & Cleaning in Norwalk
The most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. Without a professional cleaning, tartar and plaque could build up, causing discoloration of your teeth, can affect your gums and bone, and potentially lead to decay or tooth loss. At our practice, you can expect a dental cleaning that is not only thorough, but also professional.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing if too much tartar has accumulated. If too much tartar has built up it can be harmful to your teeth and gums, requiring a dental procedure that is known as Scaling and Root Planing. This is a deeper, more specialized cleaning focusing on the gum line. It is important to maintain healthy dental habits in order to avoid gum disease. During a dental cleaning we can gently remove the built up plaque from the tooth surfaces. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. We use specific tools that are designed to wash away plaque that has accumulated on your teeth. After we have thoroughly cleaned your teeth and removed the plaque, we will use a professional-strength polishing substance that buffs away stains and plaque, leaving your teeth smooth and shiny.
It is very difficult to achieve excellent oral health without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar, though plaque prevention is still possible.
What does the ADA recommend?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that both adult and children patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurances will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, then please contact your dental insurance provider and they will clear up any confusion you may have.
Give Us A Call
If you want to learn more about the dental cleaning procedure, dental exams, or if you have any other questions or concerns, then please call our office at 562-863-5701 and one of our friendly and helpful staff members can assist you.