When’s the last time you had a full dental cleaning? If it’s been longer than a year, chances are your teeth are feeling a little yucky.
The American Dental Association recommends that you get your teeth examined at cleaned at least once a year, but don’t worry if it’s been longer. We won’t make the typical snide remarks or tell you to schedule an appointment every other week. We’ll simply get your teeth sparkly clean, make sure there aren’t any issues, and give you the kind of experience that makes you want to come back sooner than your next appointment.
Contact Sweet Life Dental in Woodland Hills to schedule your visit and get a clean and bright set of pearly whites.
What do we look for in a dental exam?
We look for any signs that your oral health is deteriorating, which means we give you x-rays as well as a visual examination.
We’re looking for cracked crowns and broken fillings, cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. If everything is in good shape we’ll give you a professional cleaning and let get you on your way. If everything isn’t, we’ll give you a professional cleaning, and then help you create a treatment plan.
What happens during a routine dental cleaning?
We scale away plaque and tartar that your regular toothbrush just can’t remove. No matter how hard you brush and floss there’s always going to be some build-up on your teeth. That’s just the nature of the beast. Some people are genetically predisposed to accumulate tartar, for example, and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it.
Next, we give your teeth a good polishing. Then we floss deep into the spaces that are just hard for you to reach on your own, ensuring every last bit of build-up is gone.
A refreshing rinse follows, and then you’re done.
What should you do before a dental cleaning?
Don’t go out to lunch! You’ll get best results by avoiding any food and beverages other than water for 5 hours before your appointment.
Does a dental cleaning hurt?
Not usually, though if you have gum disease or advanced tooth decay there could be some pain while handling your teeth. We can alleviate that issue with the help of local anesthetics.
One call gets you cleaner teeth
Get a brighter, whiter smile and a fresher-feeling mouth. Feel confident when you speak, greet a friend, or go for a smooch. Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you don’t have any major issues lurking, or get the time and information you need to plan out any advanced dental care you might need.
Contact Sweet Life Dental in Woodland Hills today to schedule an appointment. You can schedule your next appointment online 24/7, making your cleaning and exam that much more convenient.request an appointment