Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.Read Ronny Y.'s review of Sierra Dental Practice - Valencia Dentist on Yelp
How It's Done
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, a trained hygienist will do the cleaning, and a dentist may come in for an exam at the end. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers depending on the hygienists preference.Typically, the hygienist will also dig into the pockets of the gums to remove any plaque buildup there.
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.Read Mohammad J.'s review of Sierra Dental Practice - Valencia Dentist on Yelp
What does the ADA recommend?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurances will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, then please contact your dental insurance provider and they will clear up any confusion you may have.
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Dr. Fariba Bolourchi is a top-rated dentist in Valencia, CA and has been providing general dentistry, family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry since 1990 to residents of Valencia and surrounding areas including Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, & more.
Sierra Dental Practice in Valencia, CA is always dedicated to providing the best services when it comes to oral health and various other dental related issues. We have a team of highly qualified, well trained, experienced dental professionals who are always ready to offer outstanding dental care services, and also provide a long lasting solution to all your dental problems.
If you have any questions regarding the dental services we provide, then please call our office at (661) 259-4800.