Is It Possible To Deep Clean Your Teeth At Home?

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Anybody over the age of 4 years old knows that brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential. Without taking care of yourself, you become prone to a variety of dental diseases and conditions. Cavities, gum disease, and rot are just some of the dangers that may await you if you don’t take dental hygiene seriously. But Diamond Bar Dental Studio is not here to frighten you.

Instead, we want to enlighten you about all of the possibilities you have when it comes to teeth cleaning. Many of our patients wonder about deep cleaning their teeth at home, and whether it’s best to do it yourself or to visit a professional. Remember that there’s a difference between deep cleaning and light cleaning. Let’s take a look at some of those differences together in order to see what option is best for you. If you would rather leave your smile in the hands of professionals, we are here for you. Dental cleanings and teeth whitening are our specialties.

The Purpose of Deep Cleaning

Why do we need our teeth “deep cleaned” every 6 months to a year? Why isn’t daily brushing and flossing enough?

That’s because there are many areas of the teeth and inside the mouth that a simple toothbrush cannot reach. Sometimes, advanced tools accurately assess the mouth better than normal ones. This ensures there is no hidden damage or decay. There are many poor daily habits that can contribute to the development of cavities or even gum cancer. That’s why it’s important to have a check-up at least every year, if not more often.

Deep Cleaning Home Techniques

The Diamond Bar Dental team recommends that any deep cleaning be done at your local dentist’s office to have any effective results. However, there are a couple of things you can do at home to ensure that your teeth are getting the attention they need in between appointments.

  • Choose a toothpaste that eliminates bacteria. Colgate recommends a type that also strengthens the gums to reduce the risk of gum disease or periodontitis.
  • Pick up a strong mouthwash at the store that treats any remaining plaque or tartar that remains from your professional teeth cleaning.
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth every day and stay away from tobacco.

These simple tips can actually go a long way. By continuing to invest in good dental hygiene, you lower your risks for something to go wrong.

The Diamond Bar Dental team recommends that any deep cleaning be done at your local dentist’s office to have any effective results. However, there are a couple of things you can do at home to ensure that your teeth are getting the attention they need in between appointments.

  • Choose a toothpaste that eliminates bacteria. Colgate recommends a type that also strengthens the gums to reduce the risk of gum disease or periodontitis.
  • Pick up a strong mouthwash at the store that treats any remaining plaque or tartar that remains from your professional teeth cleaning.
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth every day and stay away from tobacco.

These simple tips can actually go a long way. By continuing to invest in good dental hygiene, you lower your risks for something to go wrong.

The Cleaning Process

So, when you come in for your deep cleaning…what can you expect? At Diamond Bar Dental Studio, we offer a comprehensive treatment to clean your teeth thoroughly and to invest in all necessary assessments and x-rays that will help us determine whether you are in good dental health.

The two biggest reasons for a deep clean are to remove plaque and tartar from the mouth and to assess the state of your roots. Regular brushing won’t go as far as the roots. It’s important to put your teeth under professional care to see what’s really going on inside of your gums. If any pocket depth is discovered, you will return for an additional appointment to make the necessary treatments.

Diamond Bar Dental Cleanings

The best way to take care of your teeth is to make regular appointments with your dentist. Our goal is preventing any damage before it occurs. If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth cleaning procedure, give us a call at (909) 455-9979!

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646 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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646 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

(909) 455-9979

Fax: (909) 861-6951

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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