Teeth cleaning near me Duarte

Highland Dental Office in Duarte recognizes the importance of good oral hygiene, regular preventive care, and early diagnosis and treatment in maintaining good dental health and avoiding the discomfort and cost associated with major dental work.

Dr. Lal Thanga can help you establish a proper at-home oral hygiene plan that includes flossing at least once a day, brushing your teeth regularly, and minimizing your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks. But your at-home dental hygiene efforts alone are not enough to ensure the optimal oral health and general wellbeing. We recommend that you schedule a dental visit at Highland Dental Office for a dental exam and professional cleaning.

Professional dental cleaning

A dental visit involves both a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning. After your dental exam, Dr. Thanga will clean your teeth using special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth and below the gum line. This is important to reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth that may lead to gum disease, decay, bad breath, and other dental and general health problems. He will also polish your teeth to remove stains.

Polishing the teeth, during professional teeth cleaning, removes the pellicle or skin of the teeth, though it reappears after 3 days. Plaque tends to stick to the pellicle, which means that it begins to build up again less than one week after your dental cleaning. And in a couple of weeks, tartar will have started to form on your teeth.

The rate at which plaque and tartar build up is largely dependent on the quality of your at-home dental care routine. Proper and regular brushing and flossing can slow down plaque buildup, which in turn helps to prevent gum disease. If you have gum disease, Dr. Thanga may recommend that you get dental cleanings every month for the fast 3- 6 months depending on the severity of the infection and your dedication to home care. With good management of gum disease, he may extend the cleaning appointments to 3, 4, 5, or 6 month intervals.

Get your teeth cleaned today

At the end of your dental check up, Dr. Thanga will instruct you on how to care for your teeth and mouth properly, and when to schedule your next appointment. We are committed to providing our patients in Duarte with the best possible care, and to fulfill this goal, we recommend routine dental checkups and cleanings.

Please contact us to find out about our discounts for new patient appointments and other offers.