Dental Hygiene

Maintain a healthy and happy smile with our comprehensive dental hygiene services!

Let our friendly and knowledgeable team help you achieve a beautiful and healthy mouth.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for achieving optimal oral health, and it all starts with a consistent at-home routine. However, regular dental hygiene visits at your family dentist are just as important to keep your smile healthy and sparkling! At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, our team of friendly and experienced registered dental hygienists performs professional teeth cleanings with a gentle touch and personalized approach, so you can leave our office with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Don’t wait until a dental issue arises to schedule a hygiene appointment. Regular cleanings can help prevent future problems and keep your smile looking and feeling great. Call our Walnut Creek, CA office today to schedule an appointment with our friendly team. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health for life!

Why Are Regular Professional Cleanings Necessary?

Regular professional cleanings are an essential component of maintaining good oral health for patients of all ages. While many people know that they should visit the dentist twice a year, it can be tempting to put off scheduling a dental cleaning, especially if you’re not experiencing any tooth discomfort. However, regular dental hygiene visits are crucial for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Regular professional cleanings can also help detect and prevent potential dental problems before they become more serious and require more extensive and costly treatment. Our team will provide you with personalized recommendations and education to help you maintain good oral hygiene at home.

What To Expect At Your Appointment

During a routine hygiene visit, our team of experienced dental professionals will thoroughly clean your teeth and check for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health issues. Even if you practice good oral hygiene at home, there are certain areas of your mouth that can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush and floss. Professional cleanings can remove any built-up plaque and tartar, preventing further damage to your teeth and gums.

During your cleaning, you can expect the following:

  1. Our team will conduct a comprehensive visual inspection of your entire mouth, making note of any areas that require attention, such as signs of gum disease or dental decay.
  2. Next, our team will use specialized tools, including a small mirror and a scaler, to remove any built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth. 
  3. To further clean and smooth your teeth, we will use a high-powered device and slightly gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth. This step not only helps remove any remaining bacteria and plaque but also helps prevent further buildup.
  4. We will also floss between your teeth and gums to remove any debris left from the cleaning process. 
  5. Lastly, as needed, we will apply a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth and help prevent cavities.

During your cleaning, our dental hygienist will provide gentle care while rinsing your mouth with water to ensure maximum comfort. Depending on your age and oral health needs, additional steps may be performed, such as taking x-rays once a year or applying protective sealants on a child’s teeth.

This comprehensive cleaning approach helps to “reset” your oral health by removing harmful plaque and tartar build-up, leaving your teeth and gums clean and healthy. By regularly scheduling cleanings, you can reduce your risk of tooth decay and other oral diseases.

Keep Your Smile Shining With Us

At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, we are committed to providing exceptional care to patients. Our team strives for excellence and takes pride in offering a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all your dental needs. Don’t wait to begin your journey towards superior dental care — contact our Walnut Creek, CA office today to schedule an appointment.

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