Teeth Cleanings in
Mission Viejo & Fullerton, CA
Teeth Cleanings and Dental Hygiene
OC Smile, Offering Teeth Cleanings to Maintain and Promote Dental Health and Hygiene
Cosmetic & General
Oral health is one of the most underrated aspects of a person’s overall health. If you ignore the condition of your teeth and gums, it could lead to a myriad of issues. When we say teeth cleaning, we’re talking about a professional dental cleaning at OC Smile, not just brushing your teeth at home. Without a professional cleaning, tartar and plaque could build up, discolor your teeth, affect your gums and bone, and lead to decay or tooth loss.
And when you think about the consequences of not taking care of your teeth, visiting OC Smile 2-4 times a year (recommended) is actually a great thing!
OC Smile’s professional teeth cleaning gets all the plaque and tartar off your teeth, then your teeth are thoroughly polished, followed by an application of Fluoride (option) and other items that will help ensure the health and wellbeing of your teeth and gums.
What You Can Do to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
One of the most important things you can do to safeguard your oral health is to maintain a daily oral hygiene routine that effectively removes plaque from your teeth. It’s the bacteria that thrive in the plaque biofilm that cause so many oral health problems. Effective oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove plaque and food from between the teeth.
Nutrition and lifestyle choices also play an important role. You don’t have any control over hereditary factors that may predispose you to gum disease – but you do have control over how much sugar you eat and when you eat it; how often you exercise; whether you smoke; and how often you visit the dentist.
How Our Mission Viejo & Fullerton, CA Dentist Can Help
If you only see a dentist when problems arise, you may be missing out on some important benefits! As doctors who specialize in oral health, dentists offer a wide range of preventive services. At your regular exams, for example, you will be checked for any signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral infections; hard-to-reach deposits from your teeth will be cleaned; and you can get answers to any questions you have on topics ranging from oral hygiene issues to the connection between oral health and systemic diseases.
So please don’t wait for a serious problem to come up before you make an appointment at the dental office. Having regular checkups could save you lots of time, aggravation, and cost in the long run. It could even save your teeth! Working together, we can take proactive steps toward a healthy future.