in Cathedral City, CA
When is the last time you have had your teeth professionally cleaned? If it has been more than six months, you are placing your oral health at risk. At Diamond Star Dental, we are proud to offer quality preventive services designed to keep dental disease at bay. We are all about healthy, confident smiles!
Why Are Dental Cleanings Essential?
Preventive dental exams and cleanings are essential to maintain healthy smiles and to prevent dental problems and emergencies down the road. Professional cleanings have been proven to decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, and bad breath (halitosis).
Dental cleanings can halt the progression or even reverse gingivitis, the early stages of gum disease. If not treated, the condition can progress and damage the bone and tissues supporting the teeth, potentially leading to tooth loss. Moreover, studies show a link between gum disease and serious health conditions, including an elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more.
How Often Should You Schedule Your Dental Cleanings?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends scheduling dental visits at intervals determined by a dentist to maintain your oral health. Most people with healthy teeth and gums require cleanings every six months, while those with gum disease may need more frequent care.
What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?
Dr. Sapigao will start your visit with an exam of your entire mouth to ensure it is healthy and free of disease. He will recommend preventive or restorative treatments if needed.
Our dental hygienist will start your dental cleaning by removing any plaque or tartar buildup around your gum line and between your teeth. Next is brushing your teeth with a gritty toothpaste and professional flossing to remove any leftover plaque or tartar. We will conclude with a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and protect them from decay.
Caring for Your Smile at Home
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly to help keep your mouth clean and healthy. Make sure to schedule your dental exams and cleanings every six months to allow us to monitor your oral health.
Dental Cleanings Near Me
Contact Diamond Star Dental, in Cathedral City, CA, to schedule your dental exam and cleaning. Dr. Sapigao and his team believe in prevention rather than treating dental disease after it develops. We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.
Call us and schedule your appointment today at 760-422-3888!