A way to lower the risk of injuries to the teeth, lips, and tongue.
Minimize clenching or grinding teeth while sleeping.
A physical examination to look for signs of cancer.
Oral Cancer Screening
An assessment and recommendations to support your oral wellness.
Oral Wellness Exam
Designed to maintain your teeth straight after clear aligners.
For patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
From trauma to an unbalanced bite, TMJD can be the result of several factors.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Removal of plaque and tartar from your teeth to improve gum health.
Teeth Cleaning (Deep)
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Insurance may cover up to $2,500 for orthodontics. Combine it with your FSA or HSA for extra savings.
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What is teeth cleaning?
Your Ventura teeth cleaning, also called a dental prophylaxis, removes plaque on the surfaces of your teeth and around and above your gum line. If you have buildup under your gum line on your tooth roots, you’ll need a separate procedure known as a deep teeth cleaning to address this issue.
We usually suggest patients come in every six months for their teeth cleaning. However, if you’re at high risk for certain dental problems or exhibit signs of gum disease, we may have you come in more frequently (every three to four months) for teeth cleaning in Ventura.
If you are a new patient to our practice, you will have a dental exam before you have your cleaning. This allows us to get to know you and your oral health care needs so that we can specially tailor your dental cleaning for your personal gum health. Once you are an established patient, we usually pair your check up dental exams with your dental cleaning or gum maintenance cleaning.
If you are an established patient and need additional dental services, like taking updated x-rays or undergoing a dental examination, we’ll handle these services during your appointment for your teeth cleaning.
Preparing for Teeth Cleaning
There are no special preparations required for a teeth cleaning in Ventura, and the procedure is usually pain-free and requires no anesthetic.
If your gums are severely inflamed, we may use a local anesthetic or numbing gel to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
The process for Teeth Cleaning
Your teeth cleaning begins with scaling to remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. Then, we use an abrasive paste to help polish your teeth.
We’ll also floss your teeth to remove particles between your teeth and around your gum line. If you’d benefit from a fluoride treatment, we’ll do your treatment at the end of your cleaning.
What to expect after a Teeth Cleaning
If it’s been a while since your last cleaning, you may have a little discomfort afterward, especially around your gum line. Warm salt water rinses, sensitive toothpaste, and over-the-counter pain medications (like ibuprofen and acetaminophen) can alleviate any discomfort. Wait 30 minutes to eat or drink if your teeth cleaning included a fluoride treatment.
What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?
Ventura teeth cleaning plays an important role in improving and maintaining your oral health. Patients who forgo regular teeth cleanings are more likely to have cavities and gum disease, which can predispose you to other health issues, like heart disease and diabetes.
Unchecked tooth decay and gum disease can cause severe infection or tooth damage that needs more intensive treatment, like a root canal or tooth extraction. Teeth cleaning removes problematic plaque and bacteria, and helps identify cavities while they’re in their early stages.
How does teeth cleaning improve your oral health?
There are numerous benefits associated with teeth cleaning:
Improves your smile
Layers of hardened plaque or tartar can dull or yellow your smile. A Ventura teeth cleaning removes tartar and buildup so that your smile looks brighter.
Enhances your dental health
A dental cleaning removes plaque before it can cause a cavity or infection. We’ll also examine your mouth for signs of other dental conditions, such as oral cancer, tooth wear, acid erosion, and fractures.
Freshens your breath
Bad breath is a common sign of periodontal disease. Decaying food particles that are stuck in your gums cause an odor; teeth cleaning removes plaque, bacteria, and stuck-on food particles that contribute to gum disease and bad breath.
Teeth Cleaning (Regular)
A teeth cleaning in Ventura is an important component of your dental care. While brushing and flossing are vital for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy, a professional teeth cleaning removes tartar and buildup that at-home dental care leaves behind.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Steph, DDS, FAGD
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist