Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning
If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will want to have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen, and visit our dental practice, J Foster Weems DDS. For good oral health, you will need periodic dental exams and a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning every six months. And, sometimes a periodontal cleaning may be needed instead.
When you come in to see our dentist, Dr. Foster Weems, for a dental exam, you will have your entire mouth examined which includes assessment of your gum health. It is generally recommended that all of our patients come in for a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning every six months, or more frequently if certain gum conditions exist. During a regular dental cleaning, all plaque and tartar will be removed from the surface of your teeth, from between the teeth, and from just below the gum line. A regular dental cleaning is considered to be part of regular preventive maintenance for your mouth. If our dentist sees that gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease is present, he will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. When a patient has gingivitis, the gums have become red and inflamed from irritation by plaque. If our dentist sees that deep pockets have actually formed between your teeth and gums, you have gum disease. At this point, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to help your gums return to good health. During this type of treatment, all materials including plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris are removed from the deep pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. This treatment should help the pocket depths to become smaller, and to help the gums to eventually heal. If a periodontal cleaning is not successful in reversing the gum disease, you may need to have gum surgery.
For an appointment to visit our office for a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning, or for other dental care, contact our office.
Teeth cleaning in Newport Beach
Do you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice not only for teeth cleanings but for periodic dental exams. Visiting the dentist every six months is not only great for your dental health, but it can also be cost-effective as well. This is because when it comes to dental health, an ounce of prevention is often worth a pound of cure. It is much easier to fix a dental problem when it is in the early stages, rather than wait until it is advanced and needs more involved care. The same is also true with coming in to our practice for a teeth cleaning in Newport Beach.
When you have a teeth cleaning in Newport Beach at our dental practice you are also helping to keep gum disease from forming in your mouth. It is much easier to have a periodic teeth cleaning then to end up having to be treated for gum disease. At our dental practice, J Foster Weems DDS, our top-notch dentist of 25 years is Dr. J. Foster Weems. When patients come to our office for a comprehensive dental exam they have all aspects of their oral health examined. To begin with, our patients generally have a full set of x-rays taken to make sure that there are no problems developing under the gum line or between the teeth. Our dentist will then fully examine your teeth for signs of decay or other problems such as teeth grinding.
Our dentist will go on and continue to examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. Your gums will be thoroughly analyzed to make sure they are healthy and are not developing any deep pockets. If this is the case and it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist may recommend that you have a teeth cleaning in Newport Beach at our office several times over the coming months. If it is determined that you have gum disease, our dentist may recommend that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to help clear out the deep pocket set of form between your teeth and gums. Finally, your fight will be checked to make sure no problems are developing from TMJ or other oral health issues. If you would like an appointment to visit our top-notch dentist, contact our practice today.