At dental cleanings, our San Francisco dental cleaning expert helps patients avoid oral health problems and supports the appearance of their teeth and gums. As a prophylactic treatment, dental cleaning can save patients time, money, and discomfort associated with oral health issues and complications. Dr. Ben Amini and Associate dentists at CitiDent remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, polish the teeth, and apply fluoride as part of the cleaning process, which is usually performed alongside dental exams during check-ups.
Patients receive several benefits from having their teeth cleaned by our expert in dental cleaning in San Francisco. Performed regularly, dental cleaning has significant cosmetic value and can reduce the appearance of minor discoloration caused by tobacco, coffee, tea, and wine. Removal of plaque and tartar decreases risks of decay and erosion by reducing bacterial populations and decreasing the accumulated food particles that oral bacteria consume. Although daily brushing and flossing at home is essential for optimal oral health, regular cleanings by our dentist are also necessary for better prevention of gum disease and its complications, such as tooth loss and infections.
Dental Cleaning San Francisco
Our San Francisco dental cleaning expert uses a variety of instruments to perform several steps during cleanings. To remove plaque and tartar, our dentist uses scaling instruments that are more effective than common toothbrushes. A special brush is employed to clear discoloration from the teeth, and a polishing instrument is used to further enhance appearance. Depending on individual risk factors, our dentist may also recommend preventive treatments after cleaning. Preventive options include fluoride application, which strengthens and protects teeth against decay, and sealants, which guard teeth against erosion and cavities.
Cleanings are fast and comfortable thanks to cutting-edge equipment and the training and experience of our expert in dental cleaning in San Francisco. Although a majority of patients should receive cleanings at least twice per year, some patients may benefit from cleaning on a more or less frequent basis. At a consultation with our San Francisco dentist, patients can learn more about our cleaning process, its benefits, and the frequency with which it should be performed for them.