Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics
Serving the Inland Empire including Hesperia, San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Regular teeth cleanings should become part of your twice-yearly ritual. Based in Southern California's Inland Empire and hi/low desert regions, the team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics reduces the risks of cavities and gum issues significantly. Cleanings remove deep-seated plaque nestled around your teeth and smooth out their surface to make it harder for bacteria to accumulate. With offices in San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Hesperia, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, call or go online today to take the first step toward dental health.
Teeth Cleaning Q & A
What is included in a dental cleaning?
At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics, dental cleanings include:
A physical exam
Before your teeth cleaning begins, a dental hygienist inspects them to make sure you don’t have inflamed gums or other issues that might make the cleaning difficult — or painful.
Plaque and tartar removal
The dental hygienist uses a small mirror and scaler to scrape off plaque and tartar. If you brush and floss regularly, this shouldn’t take very long.
Electric tooth cleaning
Once the scaler has worked its magic, the dental hygienist brushes your teeth with a high-powered brush and toothpaste to gently scrub off any excess.
The hygienist flosses your teeth with expert care and can identify the areas prone to gum bleeding.
A fluoride treatment is applied to your teeth to protect them from cavities.
What tools are used during a cleaning?
The tools used during a cleaning at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics include:
- Ultrasonic instruments
- Fine hand tools
How often do you need to get your teeth cleaned?
The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics urges you to schedule a cleaning at least twice a year. Most insurance plans will cover two cleanings per year.
Can teeth cleanings damage your enamel?
Enamel is one of the most robust substances in your body. Its job is to protect your teeth by coating them. It prevents erosion from chewing, grinding, and biting.
Your enamel doesn’t run the risk of erosion during a cleaning. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics helps you identify the areas where your enamel is eroding and gives you professional dental hygiene techniques to make sure your teeth stay healthy and keep protecting themselves.
Can the dentist tell if you don’t floss your teeth?
The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics can tell if you don’t have a flossing routine. Remember, if you’re not flossing, you’re not cleaning 40% of your tooth surface.
During the cleaning, the dental hygienist can identify the areas in need of flossing by keeping an eye out for inflammation between the gums, cavities, and more.
Dental hygiene is one of the most important aspects of self-care. Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics is committed to providing the best dental care possible. Call or go online to schedule your cleaning.