Professional Teeth Cleaning: The First Step Toward Great Oral Health

Having healthy teeth is important for being able to chew and speak, and also for having a beautiful smile. Having great oral health involves making a lot of small commitments to taking care of your teeth and your gums. Regular professional teeth cleanings are a very important component of an oral health care plan. 

At Morning Dental, we make caring for your teeth easy. At our offices in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, California, experienced and friendly dentists Bao Nguyen DDS and Michael Florman DDS provide the dental care you and your family need to have healthy teeth and a bright, beautiful smile. Professional teeth cleaning is the foundation of all their dental care  services, and they make the process smooth and comfortable for you. 

What is professional teeth cleaning?

As most everyone knows, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day in order to keep them clean and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This simple daily habit is essential to having a great smile and excellent oral health.

In a professional teeth cleaning, your dental hygienist uses special tools to provide a thorough cleaning of your teeth beyond what you can achieve with a brush and floss. It’s also an opportunity for your dentist to inspect your cleaned teeth and look for any signs of problems with your teeth or gums that need to be addressed. 

Why is professional teeth cleaning important?

A healthy habit of brushing and flossing your teeth every day, along with avoiding lots of sugar, helps your teeth and gums stay healthy. It also supports your teeth staying clean and bright, resulting in a pretty smile. 

Tooth decay is primarily caused by bacteria in your mouth that feed off sugars that you eat, and produce acid that can eat away at your teeth. These bacteria form a sticky substance called plaque. When it is new and soft, plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing. 

If plaque stays around for a while, it can harden into tartar, which you can’t remove with regular brushing and flossing. This harder substance coats your teeth, giving the bacteria protection for fully attacking and breaking down the enamel of your teeth.

During your professional teeth cleaning, your dental hygienist completely removes any plaque and tartar on your teeth. giving them a thorough cleaning. Then your dentist is able to fully inspect your teeth, checking them and your gums for any evidence of decay or gum disease. This ensures that any issues are found and treated before they become more serious. 

It's important to take care of your teeth every day by brushing and flossing, but doing so isn’t enough to ensure your teeth stay healthy. Regular professional teeth cleanings are essential to your oral health, and allow your dentist to treat any problems early, saving your time, money, and discomfort.

To set up a professional teeth cleaning, call one of our offices or use our handy online booking system to schedule your appointment.

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