Teeth Cleaning In La Mesa, CA
At Hornbrook Center For Dentistry, we don’t just help our San Diego and La Mesa patients save their smiles using preventive teeth cleaning — we’re also fighting against problems like heart disease, stroke, and infertility.
Otherwise, that dangerous bacteria originating in a patient’s mouth can spread straight into the bloodstream, making it harder to manage conditions like diabetes, pneumonia, and other illnesses.
Why Is A Professional Teeth Cleaning Necessary?
A professional, preventive teeth cleaning by a certified dental hygienist is something Dr. Hornbrook recommends every patient receive twice per year.
Teeth cleanings at our San Diego dentist practice in La Mesa work to remove plaque, tartar buildup and stains that have accumulated on your teeth over time. Even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums, tartar can still develop and needs to be removed to help ensure your smile stays white and healthy.
Keep in mind that practicing good oral hygiene habits at home in between professional teeth cleanings is vital to help prevent tartar buildup and gum disease.
What Will Happen During My Appointment?
Teeth cleanings are designed to remove plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth. Plaque is the sticky film that contains bacteria which can cause gum disease and tooth decay if it isn’t regularly removed by brushing and flossing and by regular professional teeth cleanings.
Tartar buildup is a hard deposit that forms on teeth and can also contribute to decay. At Hornbrook Center For Dentistry, our staff uses special instruments to gently remove tartar without harming your teeth.
After the plaque and tartar have been removed from your teeth during the teeth cleaning, our staff will use prophylaxis paste, which seems like a gritty toothpaste, to gently polish your teeth.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
If Dr. Hornbrook decides you would benefit from a teeth-strengthening mineral application, it will be applied to your teeth as the last step of your teeth cleaning process.
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in patients of all ages. This teeth-strengthening mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and helps protect your teeth from decay, plaque, and tartar.
Ready To Take The Next Step?
Call our San Diego office in La Mesa today to schedule your new patient appointment! Keep in mind that, as a new patient, your first exam can take approximately 2 hours so Dr. Hornbrook can analyze your smile tooth-by-tooth and develop a customized dental care plan just for you!
Check out our general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy.