Dental Cleaning

G. Nili, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Family Dentistry

G. Nili, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

There is a good reason that insurance plans almost always cover dental cleanings: cleanings work. Having professional dental cleanings twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and to help your natural teeth last a lifetime. Has it been a while since your last cleaning? Quickly schedule your regular cleaning by booking an appointment online or calling G. Nili, DMD, at G. Nili, DMD Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Newport Beach, California today.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with an exam. Your G. Nili, DMD Cosmetic & Family Dentistry professional starts with a visual examination of your teeth and gums, looking for any apparent abnormalities. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

After that, the actual cleaning begins, and the dentist or hygienist will use a small tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. This part may go quickly, or it may take some time. It depends on how much plaque and tartar buildup you have.

After the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, the dentist or hygienist uses a high-powered brush and special toothpaste to give you a thorough brushing, followed by a professional flossing. To finish, you may receive a fluoride treatment to support healthy tooth enamel and fight bacteria until your next visit.

How often should I schedule cleanings?

Your dental cleaning frequency depends on your general dental health. Some people might be able to go with the standard advice of every six months, while other people with specific issues may need more frequent cleanings. Take the American Dental Association's advice and discuss your dental cleaning needs with your dentist.

Even with common procedures like routine dental cleanings, consulting with the expert team at G. Nili, DMD Cosmetic & Family Dentistry about your situation is an essential part of getting exceptional care.

Every individual has a particular set of circumstances and conditions. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of my health?

Your overall health is linked to your oral health. Given that your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, oral health is essential to good health.

A study published in 2016 indicated that routine dental cleanings might reduce the risk of pneumonia. The hypothesis is that dental cleanings reduce the number of bacteria that reach the lungs.

Arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health. Routine dental checkups and cleanings, along with discussions with your dentist, are essential to maintaining good health.

Take a step toward better health. If you need a dental cleaning, call G. Nili, DMD Cosmetic & Family Dentistry or schedule your appointment online.