Routine Teeth Cleaning


Routine Teeth Cleaning Bixby Knolls, CA

Routine teeth cleanings are one of the easiest and best ways to protect your dental health and keep your smile looking great over the long run. Dentist of Bixby Knolls offers routine teeth cleanings to all residents of Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach.

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What Is a Routine Teeth Cleaning?

A routine teeth cleaning is when a professional dental hygienist uses specialized tools to remove accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth. These deposits can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly. They also stain or yellow your teeth, so getting routine teeth cleanings results in whiter as well as healthier teeth.

Your dental hygienist will also speak to you during your dental cleanings about the health of your teeth and how effective your oral hygiene routine has been since your last routine teeth cleaning. He or she may make specific recommendations for changes you can make to improve your dental health.

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What Is the Difference Between a Routine Teeth Cleaning and a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

A routine teeth cleaning removes the plaque and tartar from around your teeth and the visible part of your gum line. Sometimes plaque and tartar accumulate under the gumline and around the roots of your teeth. This leads to periodontitis, also known as gum disease, which is a painful condition that can lead to losing your teeth if it is not treated.

A deep teeth cleaning, also called a periodontal teeth cleaning, goes under the gumline to remove this plaque and tartar buildup and treat the periodontitis. Local anesthetics are utilized in deep teeth cleanings to numb your gums and make certain the cleaning is not painful.

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How Often Should I Get Routine Teeth Cleanings?

You should have a routine teeth cleaning at least twice a year, or every six months. In some cases, people at higher risk for gum disease and other issues need to come in more often. Your provider at the Bixby Knolls office will develop a personalized plan for you based on your personal health and dental issues.

Should My Children Get Routine Teeth Cleanings?

Brushing and flossing at home are imperative and the foundation of oral health, but they cannot remove all of the food particles that stick to your teeth. There are places a toothbrush just cannot reach. These particles become plaque and if not removed, will harden into tartar. Your dental hygienist will remove this plaque and any tartar during your routine teeth cleanings.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a
Dental Checkup in Bixby Knolls?

Most dental insurance plans will cover two checkups a year with little or no copay. When you make your appointment, we will contact your insurance and find out what they will and will not cover so that you will know what you will have to pay ahead of time.

We also accept cash patients and offer a variety of payment options and financing arrangements to help you get the dental care you need. Our staff will be happy to discuss these options with you if you would like.

Should Children Get Dental Checkups?

Absolutely. Children should start getting dental checkups as soon as they have two teeth that touch or reach their first birthday, whichever is sooner. They should get a dental checkup every six months thereafter just like adults.

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Why Should I Get a Dental Checkup if I Am Not Having Any Dental Issues?

The purpose of a dental checkup is to identify issues before they become serious problems. This means that your provider may be able to find developing issues before you notice them and take care of them before they become painful.

Do You Want to Keep Your Teeth Healthy?

Call (562) 287-5175 and make an appointment with Dentist of Bixby Knolls today!

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