Irvine teeth cleaning
If you are looking for a top-notch dental practice where you and your family can receive annual oral exams and teeth cleanings, you should visit us at Chu & Yang Dental. Just one of our expert dentists is Dr. Josephine Yang. Many of our patients schedule their Irvine teeth cleaning and annual oral exam for the same date for added convenience.
In order for your teeth and gums to stay healthy, it is important that you have a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen, and that you visit us about every six months for your Irvine teeth cleaning. During a regular dental cleaning, all plaque and tartar will be removed from your teeth. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that tightly adheres to teeth and can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments; it cannot be removed with any amount of tooth brushing. If plaque is not fully removed from your teeth during your at-home brushing it will quickly harden and turn into tartar. When tartar stays on teeth for an extended period of time, deep pockets will form between your teeth and gums and gingivitis and gum disease will most likely develop. However, when you have periodic teeth cleanings at our dental office, you will not need to worry about the development of gum disease, in almost all cases. Additionally, having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis will also help to greatly reduce the number of dental cavities that develop on your teeth. This is because plaque, which is removed during dental cleanings, contains cavity-causing acids which will eat through your tooth enamel if allowed to stay on teeth. During your annual oral exams, the health of your mouth will be fully examined including a thorough review of your teeth and gums. You will also have your mouth reviewed for any signs of oral cancer. Our dentist will also examine your bite to make sure no problems are developing from TMJ, teeth grinding, or missing teeth.
For an appointment for an Irvine teeth cleaning or dental exam at our office, contact us today.
Irvine teeth cleaning
It’s not that difficult to promote your optimal dental well-being. With a smart at-home strategy combined with an annual oral exam and our Irvine teeth cleaning, you can set the stage for a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth and vibrant gums. Here at Chu & Yang Dental, our goal is prevention first. We recommend that you adhere to a nutritious diet and limit the amount of sugar you consume. Sugar is fuel for plaque, that filmy substance that grows on and between your teeth, and which can both erode your precious tooth enamel and irritate, inflame, and infect your gums. Brushing after meals and flossing daily go a long way toward removing plaque, but it’s a stubborn thing, clinging such as in gum pockets and staying out of reach of your toothbrush and dental floss. It can then harden into tartar, wreaking the same havoc, except that brushing and flossing has no effect on it.
To combat tartar, you’ll need our Irvine teeth cleaning. And along with it, our annual oral exams will find any signs of tooth decay so that cavities can be filled promptly, preventing them from growing and putting you at greater risk for an infection, pain, and root canal therapy. Our dentist will also do a periodontal exam, check your existing fillings and restorations, examine your jaws, and screen you for oral cancer.
Our Irvine teeth cleaning will eradicate all the plaque and tartar that are still in your mouth, giving you a brand new start on your oral health. This will make future cavities less likely, and if you are exhibiting any indications of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, a teeth cleaning will reverse it and point you back toward pink, healthy gums. When you consider the potential consequences of delaying a teeth cleaning or ignoring it entirely, it makes no sense not to schedule one every six months. Gingivitis unaddressed will progress to the advanced stage of periodontitis, which may be accompanied by persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding gums when you brush, and even loose teeth. All of that can be avoided with just one phone call to our office.