The health of your oral cavity is very crucial to the well-being of your entire body. Routine home care techniques like brushing and flossing are not sufficient to keep your oral health at its best. It should be supplemented with regular dental exams and professional teeth cleanings. At Capistrano Dentistry in California, we provide dental exams and teeth cleanings to ensure that your oral structures remain in good condition and identify and treat any issues with your smile when they are insignificant and easier to treat.
How Can Dental Exams and Cleanings Help?
By regularly visiting your dental provider for exams and cleanings, you can:
- Avert tooth decay, foul breath, and gum disease
- Maintain the aesthetics of your smile
- Avail prompt treatment for potential complicated conditions
- Save money by avoiding expensive dental procedures
The Dental Exam
During your dental exam, Dr. Ghassan Mehta will comprehensively evaluate your oral cavity for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. We may also take X-rays and scans to see the underlying structures of the gums and teeth. Some dental conditions like cavities and fractures may not be visible during a visual examination. Based on the findings, we may recommend the necessary treatments to maintain your dental health.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
The aesthetics of a smile gets dramatically reduced due to yellowed teeth, stains, and discoloration caused by the consumption of flavored foods and drinks. To eliminate these unsightly stains, it is advised to have dental cleanings twice a year.
We will begin your cleaning by checking the surface of your teeth to determine the presence of cavities and the quality of any existing fillings. In addition, we will perform a periodontal exam to make sure your gums stick tightly to your teeth and there is no periodontal disease or bone loss.
Next, we will carefully clean your teeth with various dental instruments to remove the excess plaque accumulations from your teeth. Then finally, your teeth will be flossed with the help of a polishing compound and rounded off with a fluoride application.
Teeth cleanings are not usually painful, but we may apply numbing gels or anesthetics to ensure your comfort if you have any anxiety. If tooth decay or gum infection is present, we may suggest changing your brushing or flossing habits. In severe cases, we may prescribe antibiotics or other dental procedures.
Dr. Ghassan Mehtar can help provide solutions that will improve your oral health while transforming your smile. Visit our office, Capistrano Dentistry, at 32281 Camino Capistrano C-101, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 or call (949) 661-9119.