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Exceptional Dental Cleanings and Checkups in LA

Everyone’s smile demands and deserves regular care and attention, and the strongest and most stunning smiles undergo dental cleanings and checkups at least every six months. Teeth cleaning dentist Dr. Daniel Adelpour keeps smiles healthy through individualized dental care and many types of dental cleaning, including dental prophylaxis.

What is dental prophylaxis?

A dental prophylaxis is the standard cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the surface of the teeth and prevent the escalation of harmful oral diseases. Basic dental cleaning and check-up go a long way. When consistently scheduled, prophylaxis is proven to:

  • Help patients achieve optimal oral health
  • Catch early signs of disease and cancers
  • Halt the progression of gum disease and tooth decay
  • Potentially prevent painful, expensive dental emergencies

Signs It’s Time to Schedule a Routine Dental Appointment

As a rule of thumb, most oral health professionals suggest protecting oral health with a routine dental check-up and cleaning every six months (or twice a year). At BLVD Dental, we tailor the individual’s oral health and hygiene goals. So, we suggest you undergo dental cleaning more often if you’re struggling with or at high risk for gum disease and other oral conditions.

Aside from not seeing the dentist in over six months, here are some other bodily cues that could indicate that you’re long due for your next dental exam and cleaning:

  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Unbearable bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Noticeable tartar development

Routine Cleaning and Checkup Expectations

A dentist check-up and cleaning is a preventive procedure and a way to keep your smile in pristine condition. This style of appointment is dedicated to closely examining the mouth, jaws, and throat, removing persistent plaque and tartar, and patient education.

Here’s what you can expect from this type of dental service:

  • Dental x-rays: Using comfortable, advanced digital x-rays, we can capture concealed oral health problems, like interdental cavities or signs of oral cancer.
  • Periodontal probing: After examining and updating your health history, our dental hygienist will gently measure the depth of your gum tissue using specialized tools and techniques. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth and have shallow periodontal pockets.
  • Dental inspection: After measuring gum tissue, our dental team member will closely inspect the status of your teeth to look for visible signs of cavities, cracking, or other potential issues.
  • Dental cleaning: After checking the condition of your smile, our dental hygienist will perform a dental cleaning using ultrasonic and hand-held tools to clear away germs, plaque, and tartar. Then, he or she will polish away some surface-level stains and floss your teeth to remove any particles between the teeth.
  • Ongoing Oral Care Education: After cleaning your teeth, our dental team will offer sage wisdom and take time to answer your questions regarding oral health.

Take Part in Routine Dental Cleanings and Checkups at Least Twice A Year

Dr. Adelpour can help you prevent the escalation of oral health issues with dental cleaning while keeping your smile bright. Call 310-620-8060 or message BLVD Dental Aesthetics online to schedule your next dental cleaning with the best dentist in West Hollywood, CA.

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