It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Smile

flowers on a sunny field
  • Jan 12 2017

It’s officially Spring Time, and just like you give your home a thorough spring cleaning,  your smile needs one too!

I recommend a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year to improve your oral health.  People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques typically do not experience discomfort during a cleaning….BUT don’t let that stop you from visiting my office to get your cleaning!  There are a few methods I have to help, like using a topical anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.

During a dental cleaning, you’ll receive diagnostic and preventive services from me as well as any needed educational information.  A good example of some services provided are:

  • Reviewing and updating medical history, including information about heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes and medications, which may have an impact on your oral health
  • Oral cancer examination and screening
  • Evaluation of gum tissue
  • Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
  • X-rays or examination of teeth to detect decay
  • Referral to specialists for specific treatment

Preventive services may include:

  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Stain removal
  • Fluoride application
  • Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns
  • Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures

Educational services may include:

  • Tooth brushing and flossing instructions
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Recommendations for future treatment: when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment, periodontal (gum) concerns or restorative options
  • Evaluation of self-care effectiveness
  • Tobacco-cessation counseling


Make an appointment today by calling (619) 285-1200 and let’s work together to Spring Clean Your Smile!

Please click on the credit link below to read more about this topic from this website.


Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in: dentists, General Dentistry, Hygiene, Oral Care, teeth whitening