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Dental Cleanings Specialist

Irma A. Francisco, DDS

General Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

Keeping your mouth healthy starts with preventive care. Dental cleanings with Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc., and the dental team in San Jose, California, are the best way to maintain good oral health. If you’re due for your six-month dental cleaning and oral exam, book an appointment online or call the practice today.

Dental Cleanings Q&A

What are dental cleanings?

Dental cleanings are key to preventing problems with your teeth and maintaining a beautiful smile. Teeth cleaning prevents cavities and other dental health issues from developing. 

Even if you’re diligent about your twice-daily tooth brushing and flossing at home, you still need to get professional dental cleanings to remove tartar buildup and check for complications like gingivitis or cavities. 

Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health. The earlier cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems are discovered, the easier they are to treat.

What should I expect during dental cleanings?

Your dental cleaning with the team at Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. consists of an exam of your teeth and soft tissues to look for signs of decay or disease and a professional tooth and gum cleaning. 

Teeth cleaning

The dental hygienist thoroughly cleans your teeth and removes plaque or tartar build-up on your teeth, between your teeth, and below the gumline. Even if you keep up with your routine brushing and flossing, you can’t always get below the gum line. Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Teeth brightening

Your hygienist also polishes your teeth with a high-speed toothbrush to remove some of the surface-level staining and restore the enamel to a brighter condition.

Dental exam

During your dental cleaning appointment, your dentist will visually inspect your teeth and mouth for signs of tooth decay, dental problems, or gum disease. 

You may also get X-rays to give the team a better look at areas that can’t be seen with just a visual inspection. 

How often do I need dental cleanings?

While some dentists suggest just an annual cleaning, the team at Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc. recommends two professional cleanings per year. If you have gum disease, you may need more frequent dental cleanings. 

In addition to twice-annual cleanings, you should schedule an appointment any time you experience dental pain, injury, or a dental emergency. 

If it’s time for your dental cleaning, call Irma A. Francisco, DDS Inc., or book an appointment online today.