While regular brushing and flossing are necessary to the health of your smile, they must be paired with professional teeth cleanings to maintain your oral health. Dr. Steven Ross recommends that you schedule a teeth cleaning in Salinas, California, at least once every six months. Teeth cleaning appointments include a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, dental exam, and any needed X-rays.

When you come in for your appointment, our hygienist will clean all of your teeth by scraping the plaque and tartar off with a metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss and polish your teeth and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps protect them from decay. Our dentist will then perform the dental exam. Your teeth and gums will be examined for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Our dentist may decide to take X-rays to get a closer, more thorough look at your smile. If any problems are found, our dentist will go over your treatment options with you, making sure that you understand all that is involved. Together, you will form a treatment plan.

We encourage you to contact Ross Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.