Plaque can be found between your teeth, behind your teeth, and even below your gum line.
Despite practicing regular oral hygiene, plaque can still form in your mouth due to several underlying factors. Therefore, getting a professional dental cleaning is essential for ensuring your long-term oral health.
Dr. John H. Ko, DDS, in Pleasanton, California, provides a wide range of dental care services, including dental cleanings to ensure the well-being of our patients.
The formation of plaque dulls the shine of your teeth and, once hardened into tartar, plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
By getting regular dental cleanings, you can avoid the risk of tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy.
Dental cleaning is often a painless procedure. It might cause slight discomfort because having a foreign object in their mouth is bound to make most people uncomfortable. Apart from that, there is a minimal chance of pain.
Getting familiar with the process will ease your concerns related to it. A dental cleaning includes the following steps:
As far as the recommendations go, you should get a dental cleaning twice a year. However, how often you should get one also depends on your oral health. A person prone to dental issues should get a dental cleaning more frequently, while a healthy person can get it once every year.
Consult with your dentist to understand how often you require a dental cleaning.
If you are considering a dental cleaning procedure, call (925) 847-8790 to schedule an appointment at John H. Ko, DDS, or visit our dental office at 5720 Stoneridge Mall Rd #200, Pleasanton, CA 94588.