Even if you brush and floss regularly, there are holes in your oral hygiene only a dentist can fill. Observing regular checkups can ensure your teeth do not suffer a destructive buildup of tartar, which cannot be brushed or flossed away.
In addition, dental cleanings are an important checkpoint in your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to stroke and cardiovascular disease. The cleaner your teeth stay, the healthier your mouth is. And the healthier your mouth is, the healthier your body is.
Our expert in dental cleaning in Van Nuys will floss your teeth, or may ask you to floss in order to critique your style. (It is important to not use sawing motions). Afterward, she may offer pointers for how to brush and floss more effectively. The cleaning will likely end with a polishing, leaving your teeth looking better than before your appointment.
If your teeth have tartar, the dentist will scrape your teeth with a special tool. This process of tartar removal is called scaling, and again is not something you can do at home.
To schedule your next dental cleaning, contact our Van Nuys dentists.