While you may go above and beyond to brush and floss, it takes more than your home hygiene efforts to maintain optimal oral health. Plaque adheres to your teeth regardless of how well you maintain your smile. Fortunately, with preventive dental cleanings, we can assist you in removing the plaque. Your muscles and jaws, as well, may require additional attention, perhaps before you even recognize the cause of the problem. Stress and strain may lead to muscle discomfort and jaw joint concerns. However, with a dental exam, we can quickly identify the issue and offer effective treatment.
Your dental cleaning is one part of your two-part preventive visit. To begin, one of our friendly, experienced hygienists will use gentle techniques to remove all the plaque from your teeth and beneath your gum line. We will then complete the cleaning with a polishing instrument, removing final bits of plaque and leaving you with a glowing, refreshed smile. Visiting us twice a year will greatly improve your ability to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
For patients suffering from gum disease, we may suggest a deep cleaning instead, also called scaling and root planing. We will clean deeply beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar that has inflamed and potentially infected your gums.
Your dentist will thoroughly examine your oral cavity looking for potential problems such as decay, ulcers, changes in the lining of your mouth, gum inflammation, or other abnormal concerns. We will incorporate an oral cancer screening into your checkup to detect the disease in its earliest stages. Early detection greatly improves your chance of full recovery.
Advanced dental imaging will then allow your dentist to take a more detailed look at your oral cavity. With the use of imaging systems like digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, your dentist can uncover oral health concerns that remain hidden during the visual portion of your checkup. Modern technology allows for almost instant imaging for improved communication between you and your doctor. You will also have time to ask questions and to discuss additional concerns.
Schedule Your Dental Cleanings and Exams With Us
Let us help you maintain your oral health with regular dental cleanings and exams. For more information, please contact one of our Riverside Dental Group offices. We have locations in Corona, Moreno Valley, Riverside, and Temecula.