Cleanings & Prevention

Dental Cleanings and Prevention

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Preventative dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth in order to keep them healthy. Maintaining the routine of brushing at least twice a day and getting semi-annual dental cleanings can go a long way to ensure that teeth remain clean, strong, and white.

The most important aspects of preventative dentistry include:

  • Brush teeth daily with a fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Replace your toothbrush three to four times a year or as bristles begin to fray.
  • Floss daily as it helps clean tight spaces between teeth.
  • Semi-annual dental cleanings and exams allow dentists to identify problems and take care of them right away.
  • See your dentist at least once a year for an exam to check for any problems with the teeth or gums.

Preventative dentistry can prevent people from developing dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss, and periodontitis. All of these unwanted and sometimes painful conditions can be avoided or mitigated by receiving proper dental care and taking good care of your teeth.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Your dental cleaning appointments with us will include the following:

  • A comprehensive full mouth periodontal charting to detect any deep periodontal pockets that may lead to periodontal disease or gum and bone infection.
  • A comprehensive dental checkup to detect any carious lesions, also known as "tooth decay."
  • A comprehensive oral cancer screening to detect possible oral cancerous lesions.
  • Digital full-mouth X rays or bite-wings to detect radiographic tooth decay and bone loss.
  • Debridement of tartar under the gum line using both hand scalers and Piezo antimicrobial gum irrigation.
  • Flossing, polishing and application of topical fluoride complete our comprehensive cleaning appointment.
  • Home care and oral hygiene instructions are then given to our patients with use of proper brush and other dentifrices necessary to keep your gums and teeth clean until your next cleaning appointment.
  • Bad breath evaluation is also provided to our patients to help find the cause and provide treatment recommendations.

Your Complimentary Smile Analysis

We also provide a complimentary "Smile Analysis" for the patients interested in cosmetic dentistry who desire to change their smile.

Your smile analysis will assess the following:

  • How white your teeth are and how white you would like your teeth to be?
  • Do you have spaces between teeth and you would like the spaces to be closed?
  • Do you have uneven teeth with chipped or worn incisal edges and you would like to see them nice and even?
  • Are you suffering from "gummy smile" and you would like to smile normally without seeing too much gum?
  • Are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold and sweets? Do you have gum recession or exposed root surfaces?
  • Do you have silver fillings and or metal crowns and would like to change them with metal-free Lava crowns or white composite fillings?

Are you ready to get started? Contact our office today to meet with our San Diego Dentist, Dr. Roya Mirkhan!

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