Teeth Cleaning

Esthetic Smiles

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Oxnard, CA

Routine dental exams and teeth cleanings are a fundamental part of maintaining a healthy smile. John Abajian, DDS, and the team at Esthetic Smiles in Oxnard, California, provide comfortable teeth cleanings for the whole family. They offer the most advanced treatments and technologies, including laser-assisted periodontal therapy for gum disease. To schedule your teeth cleaning, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleanings and dental exams are preventive care for your oral health. Every time you visit Esthetic Smiles for a regular checkup, a highly skilled dental hygienist gives you a professional teeth cleaning.

The team at Esthetic Smiles provides dental cleanings and exams for the whole family, treating patients ages 5 and older.

Why are professional teeth cleanings important?

Regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Even if you have a dedicated brushing and flossing practice at home, it’s important to get your teeth cleaned at Esthetic Smiles. 

There are places in your mouth that only a professional dental hygienist can effectively clean. Without teeth cleanings, these areas can accumulate plaque and tartar, leading to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease (periodontal disease).

If Dr. Abajian detects signs of periodontal disease during your exam, treatments he may recommend include laser-assisted periodontal therapy.

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

Your visit to Esthetic Smiles may begin with a cleaning or a dental exam. If your exam happens first, Dr. Abajian carefully evaluates your teeth, checking for signs of damage or disease. 

At some appointments, he may also take digital X-rays to further assess the health of your teeth and make sure you receive the dental care you need.

During your teeth cleaning, a highly-trained dental hygienist removes plaque or tartar from your teeth. They polish your teeth with a professional toothbrush and paste and then floss them. 

The team may also spend time discussing your dental hygiene habits and teach you proper brushing and flossing techniques. They make sure you know how to identify a situation that requires emergency dentistry so you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible.

How often do I need teeth cleanings?

Dr. Abajian and the team at Esthetic Smiles recommend that most people visit the office every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. In some cases, they may recommend more frequent visits.

For comprehensive dental care and teeth cleanings from a compassionate team, call Esthetic Smiles, or book an appointment online today.