Even if you brush for two minutes twice a day and floss daily, bacteria can still build up on your teeth and cause plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease. A professional teeth cleaning with one of the hygienists at Dr. Bercovitch’s office can remove plaque and superficial staining that you can’t get rid of with at-home care. Not only does this keep your teeth looking great, but it also reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
In addition to the thorough cleaning, your hygienist examines your mouth for signs of inflammation and abnormal tissue that might need Dr. Bercovitch’s attention. In many cases, conditions like oral cancer are first spotted by a hygienist during a routine dental cleaning.
Having a clean and healthy mouth enhances your overall health. Studies show that having regular teeth cleanings with a dental hygienist reduces your risk of other health issues like heart disease and diabetes.
All of the hygienists who work at Dr. Bercovitch’s office are experienced, friendly, and gentle. However, if you have a favorite, you can request them when you schedule your appointment.
Your hygienist begins by examining your teeth and gums, using a small mirror to see your teeth from all angles. They gently prod your gums to check for inflammation.
Then your hygienist uses a special tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. It’s normal to have some plaque buildup even if you brush and floss every day. Dr. Bercovitch offers innovative water and laser scaling options to remove plaque.
Next, your hygienist uses a high-powered electric brush and gritty toothpaste to scrub your teeth and remove any remaining traces of plaque. This deep cleaning also lifts some superficial staining. Your hygienist also flosses your teeth and asks you to rinse to remove any remaining debris.
Generally, you should have a professional teeth cleaning every six months. However, if you have gingivitis or more advanced gum diseases, Dr. Bercovitch might recommend more frequent cleanings to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
If you’re due for a professional teeth cleaning, call Earl Bercovitch, DDS, or make an appointment online today.
With over 35 years of experience, Earl Bercovitch, DDS, offers state-of-the-art dental care at his welcoming and luxurious office in Beverly Hills, California. Patients from across the Los Angeles area and the world for his outstanding dental treatments to enhance their oral health and the appearance of their smiles.
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