Cleaning and Preventative Cerritos CA

Cleaning and Prevention

Cleaning and Prevention Cerritos, CA

Dental cleanings and other preventative dental services are key to achieving and maintaining a healthy, brilliant smile.

Dentist of Cerritos offers a range of services to clean teeth and prevent the occurrence of undesirable oral issues and costly procedures.

How Do Teeth Cleanings Prevent Dental Conditions?

The routine cleaning and maintenance of your teeth is the foundation of sound oral care and a happy smile. Getting your teeth cleaned regularly keeps you gums and teeth in the best shape possible and gives dentists the opportunity to catch early signs of dental problems that may be hard for patients to spot on their own.

Here are a few benefits patients receive when dental cleanings are prioritized:

  • Tooth Loss Prevention
  • Cavity Prevention
  • Fresher Breath
  • Brighter Teeth (and Smile)
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What Types of Dental Cleanings Are Available?

There are two types of dental cleanings offered at Dentist of Cerritos, but they have the same goal: plaque and tartar removal.

Routine Teeth Cleanings

Routine cleanings are done when patients come in for their regular checkups every six months. When this type of cleaning is performed, hard tartar deposits and plaque are removed from your teeth’s surfaces, above the gum line. Routine cleanings are crucial for the prevention of gum disease and gingivitis.

During a routine cleaning, it’s a great time to speak with your dentist about your brushing and flossing routine. They can pinpoint the areas that may need a bit more attention and ensure that you are using the proper techniques to remove as much tartar and plaque as you can at home.

Deep Teeth Cleanings

Bacteria that can lead to gum disease love lurking in tartar deposits on tooth surfaces that near your gums. Deep teeth cleanings provide deeper cleaning by removing tartar, plaque and bacteria from below the gum line down to the roots of your teeth.

By removing the accumulating bacteria from the roots and below your gum line, deep dental cleanings halt the advancement of gum disease and potential tooth loss.

What Other Preventative Dental Treatments Are Available?

Dental cleanings are a great way to maintain healthy teeth, but Dentist of Cerritos offers a few other services to help our patients feel confident about their oral health.

Fluoride Treatments

Naturally found in foods and water, fluoride strengthens teeth and protects them from decay.

For patients at risk of decay or dealing with sensitivity to cold, fluoride treatments may be recommended. This treatment is available as a foam, varnish or gel.

Sealants

A dental sealant is used by dentists to protect against tooth decay. Made of tooth-colored or clear resin, it is painted on a tooth’s chewing surface, blocking, or sealing, the tooth off from food debris and bacteria.

Mostly recommended for children, sealants are also used on adults whose teeth have decayed or are at high risk of decay.

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How Can Patients Prevent Dental Issues?

Patients that establish good oral hygiene routines at home greatly reduce their chances of developing gum disease, cavities and other dental problems.

Does Insurance Cover Cleaning and Prevention Services?

Preventative dentistry decreases the likelihood of patients requiring significant restorative treatments in the future. For this reason, many preventative services we offer are covered by insurance.

Need Preventative Dental Care?

It is never too late to begin taking necessary steps to protect the longevity, beauty and health of your teeth, mouth and gums. The experts at Dentist of Cerritos can help you no matter what dental issues you are experiencing.

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Contact us at (562) 414-5064 today to schedule a dental exam and learn how we can keep your teeth healthy for years to come!

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