Teeth Cleanings Specialist

San Ramon Family Dental

Rupam Khanna, DDS

Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

The best way to keep your smile healthy is to prevent problems from ever developing in the first place, and the cornerstone of good preventive dentistry is routine and professional teeth cleanings. When it’s time for your next teeth cleaning, schedule a visit with Rupam Khanna, DDS, at San Ramon Family Dental. Conveniently located in San Ramon, California, San Ramon Family Dental provides exceptional teeth cleanings that keep your smile looking and feeling great. Schedule your cleaning today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What is a teeth cleaning?

A routine teeth cleaning is the hallmark of good, preventive dental care. Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene at home, professional teeth cleaning gets spots that you might be missing and removes the buildup of plaque and tartar that your toothbrush and floss simply can’t.

Teeth cleanings are also an opportunity for your dentist to check in on your oral health and keep an eye on any conditions that might be developing. Gum disease, for example, is known to develop silently and can progress without you realizing it. Your dentist, however, is trained to spot conditions like gum disease early on, enabling the team to provide more effective treatment at an earlier stage.

How often should I get teeth cleanings?

The average patient should have a professional teeth cleaning about twice a year, or every six months. Some patients might require more frequent cleanings, though, depending on the state of their oral health and whether or not they’re dealing with any conditions like gum disease. 

San Ramon Family Dental can work with you to determine a teeth cleaning schedule that’s tailored to best deliver on your needs and preferences.

What is involved in a teeth cleaning?

When you come to San Ramon Family Dental for your teeth cleaning, the first thing your dentist or hygienist does is a visual inspection of your oral health. They check your teeth and gums for any abnormalities, like indications of cavities, decay, or gum disease. They might order digital X-rays if they detect a problem that requires further inspection. 

Next, your dentist or hygienist administers a general cleaning. Unlike your regular at-home care, your dentist or hygienist uses special tools allowing them to remove the hardened plaque and tartar that can lead to decay and gum disease. Next, they use a high-powered brush and professional polishing toothpaste to give your teeth a deep brushing and follow it up with professional flossing. 

If your teeth are in need of extra protection, the dental team might finish your cleaning with a fluoride treatment to support the development of healthy tooth enamel and prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.

Schedule your teeth cleaning with San Ramon Family Dental today and get on the road to excellent oral health. You can book your cleaning by phone or online.