Cleaning & Exams
Cleaning & Exam
Super Gentle Dental Cleaning in Moreno Valley, CA
Super Gentle Dental Cleaning in Moreno Valley, CA
Cleaning & Exams, Moreno Valley, California
Great oral hygiene doesn’t end at brushing and flossing your teeth. Healthy at-home habits are great to have, but they can still lead to dental plaque and bacteria building up on your teeth and under your gums. With professional dental cleaning and exam visits, however, your teeth can be scraped clean, preventing major dental problems like cavities and gum disease.
At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, we’re committed to giving our patients the amazing and affordable dental care they deserve, and that starts with our painless and relaxing dental hygiene appointments. Our dental hygienists are gentle and thorough when cleaning your teeth because we’re committed to protecting and preserving your smile. If we find anything during our exams, we’re ready to come up with a stress-free treatment plan to get your dental health back on track. Whether you need a deep cleaning, tooth crown, or dental extraction, we’re perfectly prepared to meet your needs.
Are you ready to schedule your next cleaning and exam appointment with us? Call our Moreno Valley office at (951) 485-6577 to get your dental health back on track!
What To Expect During My Dental Hygiene Appointment
A visit to our dental clinic at least once every 6 months for your routine dental hygiene appointment makes sure that your smile stays happy and healthy for years to come
Your thorough dentist will perform comprehensive examinations and assessments of your teeth, gums, and jaw to ensure your smile is at full health
- Periodontal (gum) charting
- Dental decay assessment
- Tooth charting
- Oral cancer screening
- TMJ evaluation
Your dental hygienist will take great care to gently clean your teeth, from root to crown, of any plaque or bacteria that may have been building up since your last visit
- Tartar and stain removal
- Tooth scaling
- Tooth polishing
- Gum disease prevention
- Cavity prevention
Depending on the results of your exam, your dentist will create a plan to tackle any oral health issues, like a tooth cavity, gingivitis, or TMJ dysfunction, with ease and care
- Any findings from your exam
- Personalized treatment plan
- Tips for optimal oral health
DAILY ORAL HYGIENE TIPS FOR YOUR HEALTHY SMILE!
Switching from a manual to an electric toothbrush ensures that you always brush your teeth with the right technique to properly clean your teeth of plaque and bacteria. In some cases, patients have reduced up to 20% more plaque on their teeth just from this one change.
Brushing your teeth for two full minutes allows you to give each tooth the love and attention they deserve and to ensure your smile stays healthy. Some electric toothbrushes come with built-in timers, but you can also set a clock in your bathroom or a timer on your phone.
Floss Like a boss
Just brushing your teeth twice a day isn’t enough. Many patients develop cavities and gum disease by not flossing. Flossing your teeth daily removes any hard to reach plaque and bacteria that are secretly building up between your teeth or under your gum line.
Routine visits to your dentist for hygiene appointments every 6 months are essential to keeping your smile free from plaque and tooth decay. Patients with a spotty dental history may be recommended to see us every 3 or 4 months to ensure that their oral health stays on track.
Unlike your favorite sodas, juices, and energy drinks, water is a natural cleaner for your teeth. Drinking water or rinsing after meals can clear some of the food particles, plaque, and bacteria clinging to your teeth with every sip that you take.
As much as we may love to eat them, sweets, desserts, and other junk food shouldn’t be a regular part of your diet. Sugary and starchy foods make it easy for plaque and bacteria to develop on your teeth. Limiting the number of tasty treats you eat can help prevent cavities.
What Is A Deep Cleaning?
Regular deep cleaning appointments at our dental office keep your smile healthy against gum disease
For patients with gum disease, plaque and bacteria accumulates beneath the gum line and causes gum infection and inflammation. Left untreated, the gums begin to pull away from the teeth and recede, which can lead to a wide variety of problems, from major cavities and abscesses to eventual bone and tooth loss. The only way to fully clear your smile of this buildup is with a deep cleaning. A deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing procedure, is just like your typical dental cleaning, except
it goes a little deeper - all the way down to the root of your tooth. Once the tooth is scraped clean, the gums can begin to reattach themselves, and your smile can begin to heal. If you have mild or advanced gum disease, you should visit our Moreno Valley office for a deep cleaning as often as you do for your normal hygiene appointment. At this stage, the disease can’t be fully reversed, and frequent treatments can keep the infection at bay and your smile as healthy and happy as possible.
How often should you get a deep cleaning?
Unfortunately, later stages of gum disease can’t be fully cured and instead need to be maintained periodically with frequent deep cleanings. Patients should get a deep cleaning every 6 months to properly clean their teeth from crown to root of any accumulating plaque and tartar. Luckily, this can be done by your dental hygienist when you come in for your regular dental cleaning appointment, making the entire process simple and efficient.
Is it painful to get a deep cleaning at the dentist?
Not at all! At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, our dental hygienists and dentists all believe in giving our patients the gentle dental care they deserve. All of our deep cleaning appointments are completely pain-free, and we will numb your teeth and gums to ensure you never feel anything more than light pressure. It’s a point of pride for our team to always give you the best dental experience possible every time.
Does dental cleaning loosen teeth?
Your dental cleaning treatment will not loosen any of your teeth. However, removing the hardened plaque and bacteria on your teeth can expose any looseness that was already there. This is often the case during deep cleanings as gum disease causes your gums to recede, damaging the support tissues keeping your smile in place.
Why do teeth feel weird after a cleaning?
After your dental cleaning, you may find that your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold or sweet foods. This is all completely normal and will clear up relatively quickly within a few days. When your teeth are cleaned, they’re finally allowed to breathe after months of being smothered by plaque, bacteria, and tartar, and this exposure to air makes them more sensitive than normal. The more your hygienist has to scrape off your teeth, the more sensitivity you may have.
How long does a dental exam take?
Dental exam appointments are one of the quickest visits to our office. With a complete cleaning and exam, you can be in and out of our office in as little as 20 to 30 minutes. This speedy time means that many patients often schedule an immediate appointment with our dentists, such as a professional teeth whitening session or a follow-up treatment to address any problems we may have found during your exam.
Can dental problems cause health issues?
Poor oral health doesn’t just mean that you might have to deal with a tooth filling or even a tooth extraction every once in a while. Your dental health is strongly connected to your overall health. Untreated cavities and gum disease can spread to the bloodstream and move throughout your body to cause further health problems. In particular, failing to take care of your mouth has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and respiratory infections.
We Dental CARE About You
Our dental team has your best smile interests at heart!
At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, our caring dental hygienists and dentists do everything we can to ensure you always have an amazing experience during your visit. Our dental office is also equipped with the latest tools and devices in the business, and our dental team has a keen eye for detail that guarantees we never miss a beat or step throughout your cleaning or exam appointment. And if you ever have any questions about your dental cleaning or the findings in your exam, don’t hesitate to ask! We’re always ready to answer them because we believe that your dental health is always at its best when you’re with us every step of the way.
Our Office Hours
Sun/Mon/Wed/Thu 7am - 7pm
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11875 Pigeon Pass Road
Moreno Valley, CA 92557