Dental Cleanings in Costa Mesa

Dental prophylaxis also known as teeth cleaning is important for your overall health; our dental hygienist will clean your teeth and gums thoroughly to insure no gum disease such as gingivitis is present.

It is important to know that gum disease can’t be reversed by twice a year teeth cleanings; however it is essential to stop the disease from further progression. According to the ADA, it is recommended that patients with gum disease have their teeth cleaned once every 3-4 months rather than twice a year.

With a teeth cleaning, we remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line, (none of which can be removed effectively with home care), which are major culprits for gum disease.

Once all of the plaque and tartar is removed your teeth will be polished with professional tooth paste to remove surface stains. With just a simple cleaning, you’ll leave with whiter teeth than you came in with. However, if you have deep staining or would like your teeth to be even whiter, we can also provide you with professional teeth whitening services. Our Costa Mesa dentist has all the necessary skills and tools to provide you with a whiter and brighter smile.

Why Regular Teeth Cleanings

Research has shown a relationship between poor oral hygiene or gum disease and other systemic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and much more. Infection due to bacteria in your gums causes a systemic inflammatory response. Studies have linked vascular and heart disease to this inflammatory response. Such toxins can also reach the brain and other vital organs in the body.

Therefore, a regular teeth cleaning {dental prophylaxis} with oral irrigation is advantageous to flush away any toxins within the gum pockets; other recommendations might include Arestin (antiobiotic) placement or Laser treatment as well – our team of professionals will discuss and recommend what is best for your overall health.

Oral Irrigation and Teeth Cleaning

Oral irrigation is used as a way to clean teeth and gums, by reaching 3–4 mm under the gum line. When applied under the gum, the directed stream of fluid will disrupt plaque and bacteria, and flush out any remaining tartar or bacteria. There are several different solutions that can be used to irrigate with, but Chlorhexidine (antiseptic) is the most common.

Pregnancy and Regular Teeth Cleanings

Did you know that expecting mothers are more prone to develop gingivitis? With gingivitis, you can have toxins or microorganisms in your gums that can cause premature, low weight births.

That is why we recommend more frequent teeth cleanings, in addition to oral irrigation and/or laser gum treatment, to prevent such toxins from affecting your unborn baby.

Call 949-777-1005 today to schedule your professional teeth cleaning with the Costa Mesa dentists at Brite Clean Smiles.

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