Home ยป Why it’s essential to get regular teeth cleanings from a dentist

Following a strict oral hygiene regimen at home, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing, is essential. However, this alone is not enough to maintain excellent oral health. Visiting your local Northridge area dentist for a professional teeth cleaning is the final piece of this puzzle. 

Dr. Roya Shoffet and our team at Royal Dental Practice provide professional teeth cleaning services to patients in Los Angeles, California, and surrounding areas, including Northridge. Dr. Shoffet provides routine dental cleanings and oral examinations, which are recommended to every patient at minimum twice a year or once every six months.

Why Is Professional Teeth Cleaning Important?

It’s essential to visit your dentist twice yearly for a teeth cleaning, as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends. Professional cleaning involves removing any plaque or tartar buildup from above and, in some cases, below the gumline. While regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home are important, some areas of the mouth can be difficult to clean, leading to buildup that only professional cleanings can remove. Areas with deeper ridges or crooked teeth can be especially challenging to clean. Our trained team will take care of these areas during your oral prophylaxis appointment. 

Additionally, Dr. Shoffet will conduct a thorough oral examination to detect any early signs of oral disease, after which we can discuss treatment options with you. Early detection is essential to avoid invasive and costly treatments, such as scaling and root planing, which may be necessary if gum disease is left untreated.

The Consequences of Neglect

When you neglect to see a dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and oral examination, it can harm your oral health. Issues that could develop include, but are not limited to:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Oral cancer

Please Schedule An Appointment Today

Dr. Shoffet’s dental office is renowned in Northridge for providing compassionate, gentle, and effective care to families. Our highly skilled professionals are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives personalized attention and treatment that meets their unique needs. 

Whether you need a teeth cleaning, routine check-up, or a more complex dental procedure, we are here to help. Please call us at (818) 334-6655 to schedule an appointment.