What to Expect At Your Next Dental Checkup

DentalInstrumentsandChairImagine that feeling you get when you have completely cleaned your house from top to bottom. Every drawer is organized. All of those clothes you haven’t worn in 10 years have been removed from the closet and donated to charity. Every bit of dust, dirt, and grime has been cleansed, wiped, and mopped away. It feels like a clean slate. Now compare that the the feeling you have when you run your tongue over your teeth after a good cleaning at the dentist’s office. You haven’t been in years you say? Well, your Temecula dentists at the Oasis Family Dental recommend cleanings and checkups every six months. If you’re feeling nervous because it’s been so long, we’ll fill you in on what to expect.

Dental Cleanings

Your dental hygienist has gone through plenty of schooling to be able to safely and gently remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. They will have undergone extensive training to properly manipulate dental instruments and remove the bacterial-based biofilms that get stuck on your teeth between cleanings. Even regular brushing won’t stop a little tartar from building up at the gumline, and this can cause gingivitis. Tools such as an ultrasonic scaler rely on gentle vibration to loosen plaque and tartar from your pearly whites.

Dental Examinations

You have probably noticed that at a regular six-month checkup, you spend more time with your dental hygienist than you do with your dentist. Your Temecula dentists have undergone extensive and rigorous training to learn how to quickly and accurately give visual inspections to their patients’ mouths. They will be on the lookout for tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer symptoms. X-rays will be taken at some appointments, to be kept on file. This will provide your dentist with a baseline for your ongoing dental care, and also offer an internal view of any dental issues. Catching dental health issues early will make them much easier to fix.

Dental Cleanings from Temecula Dentists

Due for a checkup? Contact your Temecula, CA dentists for a cleaning appointment, or any other dentistry needs. We provide comprehensive dental care for our patients of all ages. To reach our 92591 dental office, don’t hesitate to call (951) 695-2290 and schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Temecula and all surrounding communities.