Teeth Cleanings

Teeth Cleaning In San Diego, CA

At Hornbrook Center For Dentistry, we don’t just help our 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 dental practice 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.

Will Fluoride Be Used During My Visit?

If Dr. Hornbrook decides you could benefit from a fluoride treatment, fluoride will be applied to your teeth as the last step of your professional teeth cleaning at our San Diego dental practice.

Fluoride is often used to help strengthen teeth and can help protect them against dental plaque and tartar buildup that can occur in between professional teeth cleaning appointments.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Call our San Diego dental practice 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!