Cleaning & Exams
Cleaning & Exam
Elite Dental Cleaning Service in Brea, CA
Revitalizing Dental Cleaning In Brea, California
Cleaning & Exams
Everyone has teeth, and everyone has to take care of their teeth (or at least the ones they want to keep!) Maintaining healthy dental habits is crucial to living your best life, and we’re here to help you do just that.
Experience and research show that patients who brush and floss twice a day are still unable to stop ugly and harmful plaque from growing. Left untreated, this plaque can lead to tooth cavities, gum disease, and sometimes loss of the whole tooth. With regular cleanings, we can help prevent these dental calamities. Our gentle dental cleaning methods ensure that you’re as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout the process. A regular cleaning protects both your overall health and your pocketbook by addressing your dental problems before they balloon into something more difficult and costly!
If you’re already dealing with a dental issue, there’s no need to let the problem progress any further. Come to our dental office and allow us to stop that problem dead in its tracks. It all starts with early detection through one of our professional exams. The first thing we do in our exam is chart your gums to check for any erosion, which signals the risk of tooth decay or gum disease. We’ll also check your bite for any jaw problems, remove any stains or deposits on your teeth and advise you on proper cleaning techniques. The whole process is done gently and smoothly, always with your comfortability in mind.
Ready to schedule a dental cleaning and exam with us? Click here or call our office at (562) 356-0948 today!
What To Expect During Your First Visit
It doesn’t have to be a mystery. Here is what we offer for your first time in the office
Full Oral Examination
Our elite professional staff will conduct a full assessment of your dental hygiene. Your exam includes:
- Periodontal (gum) charting
- Dental decay assessment
- Tooth charting
- Oral cancer screening
We clear out any plaque and tartar that may have accumulated over time
- Tartar and stain removal
- Tooth scaling
- Tooth polishing
- Gum disease prevention
- Cavity prevention
As far as your teeth are concerned, we’re in it for the long haul! Let us talk over what future dental plans are right for you. We’ll discuss:
- The results of your exam
- A personalized treatment plan
- Tips for optimal oral health
6 Daily oral hygiene tips for a Healthy Smile!
Using an electric toothbrush is proven to be more effective than a regular one. Because the bristles vibrate and rotate, they easily access hard-to-reach places and remove plaque more efficiently than a standard toothbrush. If you want that extra edge over gingivitis, switch to electric!
BRUSH FOR TWO MINUTES
Brushing for at least two minutes gives you enough time to clean each one of your teeth thoroughly. Some toothbrushes have timers that allow you to track how long your brushing session lasts. If not, simply use your phone or a clock to determine how long you’ve been brushing. Two minutes is the minimum, of course -- longer is better!
MAKE SURE TO FLOSS
Flossing reaches plaque that your toothbrush can’t reach. That’s why it’s essential to floss at least once a day as a preventative measure against tooth decay and gum disease. The consequences of not flossing may lead to requiring tooth extraction. Floss!
If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to watch what you eat more carefully. Most candies and sweets are high in sugar and starch, which will erode your tooth enamel and increase your vulnerability to gum disease. Diets high in sugar also have consequences beyond oral health, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Drinking water will cause your mouth to produce more saliva, which acts as a natural defense against plaque. Water is an excellent alternative to soda and juice, which may be high in sugar and are likely to erode your teeth if consumed too frequently.
VISIT TWICE A YEAR
Make sure to schedule your cleaning and exam every six months -- if not sooner -- to maintain that ideal, healthy smile. Your dentist may recommend coming in every three months or so if you have a history of periodontal disease. Early detection is key.
Deep Cleansing With a Deep Cleaning
Halt the progression of periodontal disease
During your exam, your dental hygienist may decide that you need a deep cleaning to address pockets in between your gums and teeth. For instance, if your gum pockets are over 5 mm deep, that’s a potential sign that you’ve reached a dangerous level of erosion. A deep cleaning is precisely what you may expect: it goes deeper than a routine cleaning, all the way into your gums and down to the bottom of your roots. Your mouth is numbed with a local
anesthetic before the procedure to alleviate any pain or discomfort. The idea is to leave no stone unturned, to clean your mouth as thoroughly as possible, and to liberate it entirely from plaque. Deep cleaning is the best preventative measure to keep gingivitis from becoming full-blown periodontal disease. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and tartar remain untreated and advance underneath the gums. This causes the gums to become inflamed, which in turn loosens them,
or in extreme cases, requires a tooth extraction. You may also be surprised to learn that periodontal disease can actually increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other major health conditions. It’s truly a dental threat to take seriously. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms: swollen gums, discolored gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, or painful chewing… these may be signs of periodontal disease. Come on down to our dental clinic immediately!
What If I Need More Treatment?
We’re still here for you, even after the exam
If your dentist identifies a problem during the exam, like tooth decay or a cavity, do not fear! We’re here for you every step of the way. Our team of dentists will work with you to review the problem and layout all the affordable, comfortable treatment options available to you. We make the process as easy, straightforward, and painless as possible.
If you need a tooth filling, a crown, or implants, look no further than us to fulfill all your needs with our affordable dental care. Even after your initial exam, Gold Coast Dental Brea remains your one-stop shop for all your dental concerns.
How long does a dental exam take?
The average time it takes us to perform a dental examination is about 45 minutes. It may take a little longer depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth; if the patient has a lot of dental problems, it will take more time to address those issues.
How often should you get a cleaning?
According to the American Dental Association, you should visit us for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Undergoing a cleaning twice a year is vital for maintaining optimal tooth and gum health.
Is it painful to get a deep cleaning at the dentist?
Getting a deep cleaning may sound intimidating at first, but we have measures to ensure that your experience is as painless as possible. We administer an anesthetic around the gums to numb any sensations you may feel during the procedure.
Are there any other alternative services I can ask for during my cleaning?
You certainly can. We want your visit to be as efficient and satisfying as it can be! During your cleaning visit, you can request additional services such as teeth whitening or laser cleanings to enhance your smile further.
What happens during a cleaning?
There are typically a few phases during the dental cleaning process. The cleaning starts with an oral exam, followed by the removal of plaque and tartar. Next, the hygienist uses gritty toothpaste to clean the entire mouth, followed by an expert flossing session. The cleaning ends with a rinse and sometimes the application of fluoride. The phases are subject to vary based on what the hygienist sees in your mouth at the time.
How often should I get x-rays?
The frequency that you get x-rays is determined by your dentist and your specific dental situation. Still, generally speaking, it is recommended that adults get them every 24 to 36 months, and children should get them every 12 to 24 months.
When you’re here,
you’re like family
Your happiness is our top priority
When you visit Gold Coast Dental Brea, we welcome you in as if you were family. It is our pleasure to handle your dental needs, and we’re ready to accommodate you any way we can. Our top-notch professional staff and cutting-edge technology are here to address all your concerns, put you at ease, and provide the best experience dentistry can offer.
Our Office Hours
Monday - Sunday
7AM - 7PM
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or call: (562) 645-4834
330 N. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821