Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Comfort Care Dental -  - Dentistry

Comfort Care Dental

Dentistry located in Sherman Oaks, CA & Glendale, CA

Dental cleanings are incredibly beneficial, which is why insurance plans almost always cover them. Routine cleanings and examinations are the best way to ward off cavities and keep your mouth healthy and strong. Can't remember when you had your last cleaning? Robert Tingilian, DDS, and Tom Shanakian, DDS, at Comfort Care Dental offer teeth cleanings at their offices in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California. Schedule your regular cleaning today by booking an appointment online or calling the offices today.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What should I expect during a teeth cleaning?

The type of dental cleaning you need depends on the condition of your teeth. Initially, the team at Comfort Care Dental examines your teeth and develops a plan of care. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, deep cleaning treatment may be necessary, including scaling and root planing. These techniques scrape off any bacteria-trapping plaque, helping to eliminate and prevent further gum disease. 

After the plaque and tartar have been carefully scraped from your teeth, the dentist or hygienist uses a high-powered brush and special toothpaste to give you a thorough brushing, followed by a professional flossing. Lastly, you might receive a fluoride treatment to further protect your oral health until your next visit.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Dental cleaning frequency varies from person to person and depends on a variety of factors. The usual recommendation is twice a year, but people with specific dental problems may need to schedule more frequent cleanings. The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your personal dental needs.

Whether you need a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, talking to the professionals at Comfort Care Dental about your unique situation is a critical part of getting outstanding care.

Circumstances and situations are different for everyone, especially when it comes to health. The best way to get care is not through a plan designed for an average person, but rather one developed specifically for you.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of health?

Oral health and overall health are closely related. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

According to the results of a 2016 study, regular dental cleanings could help reduce the risk of pneumonia. The hypothesis is that dental cleanings cut down on the volume of bacteria entering the lungs.

Periodontitis has been scientifically linked to poor cardiovascular health, joint problems, and overall poor health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, are an integral part of maintaining good health.

Take a step toward better health. If you need a dental cleaning, call today or use the online scheduling feature to book an appointment with the team at Comfort Care Dental.