Cleaning, Exams, and Whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Regular teeth cleaning is recommended to remove tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for patients to reach.

Professional cleaning at our glendale dentist office includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing, and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of instruments to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

Dentists recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every 6-12 months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many dental and oral disorders. Coming to a dentist office for routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year.

Pearly whites not so pearly anymore? Tooth discoloration has a number of causes. The good news is that you don't have to live with a smile you're less than happy with. Tooth whitening can restore the natural brightness of your teeth.

The most common reasons for teeth to become yellow or stained are aging, tobacco, tea, and coffee. Tobacco products, tea, and coffee can stain the surface of the teeth. It is also possible to have stains that are inside the tooth, called intrinsic stains. Such stains are caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, while teeth are developing, or from tetracycline antibiotics.

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