Dental Cleaning & Consultation
Preventive care for your teeth and gums is one of the most valuable services we offer at Paul Jang Dentistry. Routine dental cleanings and checkups every six months are not only recommended by the American Dental Association, they can be the best way to prevent many common causes of tooth loss. Adhering to a regular cleaning and consultation schedule can help protect your oral health and save you and your family money with fewer dental treatments. Plus, most dental insurance plans cover preventive care, making it affordable to keep these appointments.
Why are dental cleanings and routine consultations so important? First, the cleaning you receive from our dental hygienist can remove tartar and plaque that is not easy for you to clean at home. This can help prevent decay, infection and gum disease. The hygienist can also check for any signs of gingivitis and begin treatment, if needed, to correct the early stages of gum disease. Moreover, catching any dental issue in the early stages can prevent further damage if it is treated right away.
Did you know…that Americans are less and less likely to visit the dentist as they age? Data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that only 57 percent of Americans over age 65 visited the dentist in 2010. That compares to about 61 percent adults under age 65 and about 79 percent of children ages 2 to 17. Nonetheless, it is important to visit the dentist for cleanings and exams regardless of how long has passed since your most recent dental appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned?
Even with meticulous home care, you should still come in for professional dental cleanings twice a year. Our hygienist can remove tartar and plaque that can accumulate in difficult to reach areas and monitor the health of your gums to prevent gum disease.
What should I expect at my cleaning and exam consultation?
You will meet with both our hygienist and dentist for physical exams of your teeth and gums. If necessary, you will have x-rays taken of your teeth. After your initial exam, your teeth will be professionally cleaned to remove any tartar and plaque. Then your teeth will be polished for a clean, healthy smile. Before the end of your visit, the dentist will go over any dental issues identified during your exam and discuss treatment options.
What types of guidelines should I follow after my visit?
Our hygienist will discuss the best oral care to follow to maintain good oral health between visits, including brushing and flossing twice a day.
Routine care is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Contact Paul Jang Dentistry in Moorpark to schedule the next checkup and consultation for you and everyone in your family.