Teeth Cleaning and Hygiene

The first step in winning the battle against tooth decay and a world of dental problems in the future is good teeth hygiene. It is recommended that you get a thorough dental exam and cleaning every 6 months for good oral health.

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Visit our professional hygienist for a deep clean. 

Get your cleaning and exam all at the same time. Our hygienists are trained to do a thorough preliminary exam of your teeth to find cavities, tooth and gum decay so that you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to your oral health.

Our deep clean will have you leaving with what feels like a brand new mouth. We take extra care to remove all signs of plaque from the surface and around your teeth before we treat them with sealant and fluoride for at home protection.

Types of cleaning procedures

Prophylaxis cleaning

A prophylaxis cleaning is a type of teeth cleaning that is primarily performed on patients with a generally healthy mouth. This cleaning procedure is designed to perform basic and routine maintenance. This involves removing tartar and plaque from the teeth and gums. 
Prophylaxis cleaning in Tarzana California

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing is a cleaning procedure which is a little more intense than a prophylaxis cleaning. The process involves a deep cleaning of the gums, gum line, and other supporting structures of the teeth.

Scaling and root planing is often performed on patients who have gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Since scaling and root planing is a process that involves smoothing out the surface of the teeth, it can take multiple visits to complete.
Scaling and planing in Tarzana California

Gross debridement

If a patient has not been to the dentist in a long time, there is a good chance that a significant amount of plaque has built up on the gums and teeth. A gross debridement is a deep cleaning of the teeth which is performed to remove tartar and plaque in the whole mouth.

Not every patient who has not been to the dentist in a long time needs to have a gross debridement. This is why an oral exam will be performed first to evaluate the condition of the mouth, then the dentist will decide on the type of cleaning that should be performed.
Gross debridement in Tarzana California

Prevention Starts With You

Oral Hygiene starts with you.

The simplest way to battle dental problems like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities and any other dental problems like gum disease is by brushing and flossing your teeth daily.

We also recommend protecting your teeth during physical activities like sports training and games. 

With regular cleanings and examinations many more serious issues such as Periodontal Disease, Dental Abscess, Gingivitis and other conditions can be prevented or managed.

See what the CDC has to say about Oral Hygiene here.

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