Dental Cleanings and Exams at Ocean View Dental Care in San Clemente, CA

Ocean View Dental Care provides comprehensive dental cleanings and exams to help you maintain optimal oral health. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing gentle and thorough cleanings, along with comprehensive exams to detect and prevent dental issues. Read on to learn more about our cleanings and exams:

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What is a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a professional cleaning procedure performed by a dental hygienist. It involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Why are Dental Cleanings Important?

Regular dental cleanings are essential for several reasons:

  • They remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • They help prevent bad breath (halitosis).
  • They contribute to overall oral health and well-being.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

During a dental cleaning, a dental hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque and tartar buildup using special tools.
  • Polish the teeth to remove surface stains.
  • Apply fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities (in some cases).

What is a Dental Exam?

A dental exam is a thorough evaluation of your oral health conducted by a dentist. It includes a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth, as well as X-rays to detect any hidden dental issues.

Why are Dental Exams Important?

Dental exams are crucial for several reasons:

  • They allow dentists to detect and treat dental issues early, before they become more serious.
  • They help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
  • They provide an opportunity for dentists to educate patients about oral hygiene and preventive care.

How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

It is generally recommended to have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on your oral health needs. Your dentist will advise you on the best schedule for your specific situation.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning and Exam Today

If you are due for a dental cleaning and exam or have any concerns about your oral health, contact Ocean View Dental Care at (949) 388-0780 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly team is here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.