Professional Dental Cleanings (Bi-Annual Prophylaxis) – Santa Ana, CA

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Overview

Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to have a professional cleaning at LifeTime Smiles of OC twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar and then polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, you can also receive tips on how to achieve improved oral care at home and discover certain dental issues that may require secondary treatment. Additionally, a professional cleaning by experienced dentist Dr. Kareem Abraham can potentially eliminate the need for future dental procedures. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up with your dental health so make sure to schedule appointments for you and your family at our Santa Ana, CA location.

Best Candidates

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends individuals receive a professional dental cleaning two times each year. Infants should visit the dentist before they turn one year of age and following that, Dr. Abraham can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning may also remove stains and tartar from your teeth.

What To Expect

Your dental cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which is hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a fine handheld instrument such as a scaler or curette will remove the remaining pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the buildup. After your teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following your cleaning.

Follow-Up

Dr. Abraham may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Abraham or an assistant on his team will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your needs. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your dental appointments at LifeTime Smiles of OC.

Insurance Coverage

A professional cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your dental insurance to understand your coverage before we bill for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Abraham about payments we take and medical financing.

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Professional Dental Cleaning

Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at LifeTime Smiles of OC in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Abraham and his team help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may keep you from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to make appointments for your whole family.

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