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Teeth Cleaning La Mirada

Brushing and flossing your teeth can form the foundation for lifelong dental health, but they are not always enough to keep your smile at full health. Over time, bacteria can still build up on your teeth, so you will need a professional to provide expert cleaning that helps keep your teeth in excellent shape. That is why at La Mirada One, we are proud to offer patients comfortable and effective teeth cleaning in La Mirada to keep their teeth as healthy as possible with a routine dental treatment.

What Is Professional Teeth Cleaning Like?

A teeth cleaning at the dentist is a fairly straightforward procedure that usually does not take too long. First, we go over the teeth to remove any tartar buildup and then polish them to leave them feeling smooth and looking at their best. The process usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.

All told, a typical teeth cleaning session will look like the following:

  • Teeth will be thoroughly cleaned
  • Tartar and plaque will be removed
  • Teeth will be polished until they’re smooth

Usually, we also include a fluoride treatment after cleaning your teeth to give them some added defense for the weeks following your treatment. It is also common to first have a routine dental exam before cleaning your teeth, so we can spot any cavities or early signs of decay before they become bigger problems. This may include a physical exam and x-rays (although you may only need x-rays once a year or in specific instances).

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Reasons to Have Regular Teeth Cleaning

The teeth cleaning process is important for maintaining good oral health, as it helps to remove tartar buildup that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Not only does this help improve your oral health, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your teeth are as healthy as possible.

In addition, teeth cleanings can also help to:

  • Prevent bad breath
  • Remove surface stains on teeth
  • Make teeth look their best
  • Help prevent gum disease
  • And more!

If you’re due for a teeth cleaning or it’s been a while since your last one, contact La Mirada One today to schedule an appointment. Our team is here to provide you with compassionate, friendly care in a comfortable atmosphere that we hope every patient will enjoy.

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How Often Should I Have Teeth Cleaning?

The general rule of thumb is to have your teeth cleaned by a dental expert every six months, but this may vary depending on your individual oral health needs. If you have gum disease, for example, you may need teeth cleaning more often in order to keep it under control. Our team can help you determine the best teeth cleaning schedule for your needs to ensure continued oral health.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

A teeth cleaning procedure is usually pretty quick, taking around 30 minutes from start to finish. However, if you are also having a routine dental exam at the same time, this may take a bit longer. Patients who have not had a cleaning in a while may also need to factor in some extra for cleaning as we will need to remove more buildup. For deeper cleanings (also called root scaling and planing), you may need more than one visit to clean all your teeth. However, this deeper treatment is only needed for patients who are experiencing early signs of gum disease and have buildup beneath their gums.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whether it has been a few months or a few years since your last dental visit, do not hesitate to give us a call at La Mirada One to schedule your appointment today. We are proud to be here for all your oral health concerns, providing comfortable, expert teeth cleaning in La Mirada to clean your smile and keep it as healthy as can be. We look forward to doing our part in keeping your smile at its best.

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