Have you ever wondered why Dr. Cellars continuously advises his patients to schedule periodic dental cleanings and examinations at least once a year?
Many people probably think: why do I need to come back? I am not in any pain. I don’t think I have any problems. I am fine the way I am! Well, if you consider the facts and the many studies published on prevention, you may want to think twice about your dental health.
Ground Breaking Discoveries through Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings
If performed routinely, a simple examination and thorough dental cleaning may save your life. Recent studies have shown a correlation between the bacteria that cause gum disease and the inflammation associated with heart disease. Brushing and flossing can make a difference. However, it is simply not enough. Any accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar should be removed by a registered dental hygienist or dentist through routine prophylaxis.
Annual examinations by a dentist with the knowledge and experience of Dr. Cellars is essential for maintaining your overall health and well being. A complete examination includes blood pressure and oral cancer screenings along with the necessary dental x-rays and oral exam.
What Can I Expect During a Dental Cleaning?
Patients in the area of Huntington Beach seeking a quality dentist are encouraged to take the time to make an appointment with Dr. Jason Cellars. Preventative care is the foundation for achieving and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. Not only does this mean brushing and flossing every day, but it also includes routine recall appointments for a dental cleaning and regular examinations.
What Is Done During a Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleanings are performed at Sea Cliff Dental by a registered dental hygienist. The registered dental hygienist is trained and experienced in providing this treatment. Cleaning includes a scaling with specialized instruments and, if needed, an ultrasonic unit is used to remove heavy tartar deposits. This is followed by a polishing and flossing of the teeth. Patients can also ask their hygienist during this time for any tips or tricks to caring for their smile between visits.
How Many times a Year Should I Have a Dental Cleaning?
We strongly recommend that patients see the dentist for routine recall visits at least every six months for a cleaning and examination. X-rays are completed as needed, but not at every appointment.
Why Do I Need My Teeth Cleaned at a Dental Office?
While patients brush and floss their teeth each and every day, there are still “hard to reach” places that a registered dental hygienist can reach easier to remove plaque and tartar. Additionally, by coming in for a teeth cleaning, the team can monitor a patient’s oral health and look for signs of early disease or decay to intervene as soon as possible.
What Can Be Achieved During These Recall Appointments?
Routine appointments give the registered dental hygienist and the dentist a chance to monitor one’s oral health and wellness on a regular basis. Many conditions, if caught early, can be addressed quickly and inexpensively. Preventative care in general also reduces the risk of disease and decay.