Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

Professional teeth cleanings twice yearly can significantly reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re due for a teeth cleaning, you can trust compassionate dental providers at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, with your care. They use advanced technology and procedures that are gentle to make each teeth cleaning effective yet comfortable. Schedule your next dental cleaning and exam with Ramona Dental Group by phone or online today.

Teeth Cleanings Q&A

What are teeth cleanings?

Teeth cleanings with experienced, licensed hygienists at Ramona Dental Group offer professional cleaning that’s more effective and thorough than what you can achieve with at-home oral care. Professional teeth cleaning can drastically reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Why is professional teeth cleaning necessary?

Professional teeth cleaning can remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar you might not be able to remove with at-home brushing. Dental cleanings can improve bad breath, reduce staining, and make your teeth whiter. Your dental hygienist measures the pockets around your teeth to detect signs of gingivitis and gum disease. 

What should I expect during teeth cleaning?

When you arrive at Ramona Dental Group for a teeth cleaning, you sit in a comfortable dental chair in a relaxing room. Your provider might take X-rays of your teeth and use special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. They brush your teeth with professional-strength toothpaste and floss your teeth.

After your teeth are clean, your dentist can examine them to look for signs of dental decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues requiring treatment. They offer you fluoride treatment and can place protective sealers on your teeth to prevent future tooth decay.

If you require restorative dental treatments, such as fillings, inalys, onlays, dental crowns, gum disease treatment, or a root canal, your Ramona Dental Group specialist discusses treatment options with you.

How often should I schedule teeth cleanings?

Schedule a dental cleaning at least twice a year to keep your teeth clean and protect them from decay. Your dentist might recommend more frequent cleanings if you have gum disease. Schedule an appointment if you experience tooth pain, tooth damage, or other oral health problems.

How should I care for my teeth at home?

Between professional teeth cleaning appointments at Ramona Dental Group, there are steps you can take at home to help prevent cavities and gum disease. You can:

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste
  • Brush with a soft-bristled brush for at least two minutes twice a day
  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months
  • Floss every day
  • Limit sweets and drinks containing added sugar
  • Avoid smoking and using chewing tobacco

Don’t neglect oral health, as dental decay and gum disease are linked with heart disease and other chronic conditions. Schedule your next teeth cleaning with Ramona Dental Group over the phone or online today.