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Teeth Cleaning

Dentistry at the Promenade

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Teeth cleanings are the foundation of teeth, gum, and bone health. At Dentistry at the Promenade in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California, Estela Caeg-Bustamante, DMD, and the team recommend teeth cleanings every six months for both children and adults. Get the great oral health you deserve by scheduling your teeth cleaning online or by phone now.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is a professional teeth cleaning?

During a dental cleaning, your provider at Dentistry at the Promenade removes plaque (the sticky film on your teeth), as well as tartar, the hardened form of plaque. Your provider cleans your tooth surfaces and in between the teeth, all the way down to the hard-to-reach places near your gums. 

Depending on your health and needs, your provider may end your teeth cleaning by applying a fluoride treatment to help your teeth fight decay or even heal tiny cavities.

Some patients, particularly kids, may need dental sealants, transparent thin plastic that molds to the grooves in the molars (back teeth). Sealants can help fight decay by repelling bacteria in the areas where it often grows trapped.

Your Dentistry at the Promenade provider makes sure that you’re comfortable during your teeth cleaning. There’s no need to worry, as it’s not a painful process and you don’t need to do anything but lay back and relax.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Dentistry at the Promenade recommends teeth cleanings every six months for both children and adults. If you stick with this schedule, you can greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, and even potentially deadly conditions like heart disease and stroke. 

How can I keep my teeth clean at home?

Dentistry at the Promenade recommends a few simple changes in your home oral care routine to improve your tooth and gum health. One great option is a new toothbrush, like the Oral-B® Power Toothbrush. This electric toothbrush removes 100% more plaque than manual brushing, making it an easy way to keep your teeth clean and reduce cavity risk between your professional teeth cleanings. 

The Dentistry at the Promenade team may also recommend mouth rinses to reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth. Two great options include Tooth and Gums Tonic® and Peridex®, both of which can help with the gum inflammation, bleeding, and bad breath connected to gingivitis.

Of course, it’s important to floss every day, as well. When you follow a smart routine at home, you’ll likely be quite pleased with the oral health report at your next checkup. 

Call Dentistry at the Promenade or click the online appointment tool to arrange your next professional teeth cleaning and checkup now.