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Dental Cleaning Specialist

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

Regular dental cleanings can keep your smile beautiful, help you avoid tooth extraction, and even reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes. At San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California, highly trained professionals perform dental cleanings to give you a healthy fresh start. Book your dental cleaning by calling the office or clicking on the online appointment tool.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Before your dental cleaning, you’ll have a full oral exam. This exam may include X-rays, an oral cancer screening, and a detailed look at all of your teeth.

During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist at San Ramon Dental Excellence evaluates your teeth and gums to determine which areas need special attention. They remove plaque and tartar, floss between your teeth, and polish them.

You may also have a fluoride treatment after your dental cleaning. This works in conjunction with fluoride toothpaste to help you fight cavities.

In some cases, you might also need dental sealant at the end of your dental cleaning. A dental sealant is an invisible layer on top of your teeth, which fights bacteria and debris. Dentists commonly recommend dental sealants for children to protect their molars from decay.

Are dental cleanings painful?

No, not at all. There’s no drilling involved during a dental cleaning. You might feel some minor vibrations and a little bit of pressure as your hygienist cleans your teeth. But, there’s no discomfort or pain.

If you feel uncomfortable or nervous about your dental cleaning, don’t worry. The San Ramon Dental Excellence team specializes in treating nervous or anxious patients, and they’ll do whatever it takes to ensure your comfort.

How often do you need dental cleanings?

There’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation when it comes to dental cleanings, so the San Ramon Dental Excellence team can personalize a dental cleaning plan for you. Most children and adults need twice-a-year dental cleanings.

If you have gum disease or a history of tooth decay, you might need more frequent quarterly cleanings.

How can I keep my teeth clean after dental cleanings?

The San Ramon Dental Excellence team often recommends several measures to keep your teeth clean, including:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Avoiding eating sugary and starchy foods
  • Using an antimicrobial or antibacterial mouthwash

The team may also recommend specific brushing and flossing techniques to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy between appointments.

San Ramon Dental Excellence has a committed team that always strives to make your dental cleanings comfortable and easy. Book your dental cleaning by calling the office or using the online appointment scheduler.