Dental Checkups in San Jose, CA
Making sure that you take care of your oral hygiene is important and goes beyond just brushing and flossing your teeth. Of course, your home care routine is vital. It’s recommended by the American Dental Association to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily (using mouthwash is not necessary but can be a good addition to your routine. However, it’s not enough to just brush and floss, as bacteria and plaque can build up. That’s why we recommend you schedule a dental checkup and teeth cleaning at Moradi Signature Smiles in San Jose, CA, to make sure you have truly clean teeth and gums.
The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups
When you schedule regular dental checkups, we can keep a close eye out for different dental problems and take preventative maintenance steps. For example, we watch for gum disease, decay, and other issues that you cannot detect at home. We also provide a more thorough, in-depth cleaning. During one of our teeth cleanings, we remove tartar, which is calcified plaque often located in the hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. Finally, regular dental checkups and cleanings are important to get an overall picture of your dental health, making sure you can smile with confidence for years to come!
What Happens During a Dental Exam
We understand that you may feel apprehensive about a dental checkup or exam. After all, having a stranger poke around in your mouth with tools can be unnerving! All of us at Moradi Signature Smiles understand how you may feel, which is why we’ll let you know what to expect. Of course, if at any point during the exam or checkup you feel uncomfortable, feel free to speak to us.
During a dental exam, we evaluate your risk of developing oral health problems down the line. We may run dental X-rays (also known as radiographs) and other diagnostic theories. We’ll check your face, mouth, and neck to see if anything is out of the ordinary and follow up as necessary. Your dentist will make sure to evaluate your overall oral hygiene, risk factors, the need for tooth restoration, and check your bite and jaw for issues. Then, we run over some oral hygiene habits and give you information on lifestyle factors that could play a role in your dental health.
If necessary, we can demonstrate good brushing and flossing techniques. If you want more details about what we look for and evaluate during your exam, give us a call today!
When we clean your teeth, we’ll use a scaler, which is a small metal instrument to scrape off tartar. Alternatively, we can also use a vibrating device that gently shakes loose plaque and tartar, rinsing it away with water. We will polish your teeth to eliminate any surface stains. Then, we will floss between your teeth to make sure they’re squeaky clean!
We recommend that you schedule a dental visit for an exam and cleaning at least twice a year. Give our office in San Jose, CA, a call today to schedule an appointment!
Keep that beautiful smile—get your teeth cleaned today!