When it comes to keeping a clean mouth near Santa Teresa, San Jose , the team at Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc. wants you to know that having an at-home regimen is a great way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. However, brushing, flossing, and rinsing is not quite enough. At our office, we offer routine dental cleanings and checkups. It is recommended you have your teeth cleaned and get an oral health exam twice a year, every six months. Our practice offers routine examinations and dental cleaning services to patients in the Santa Teresa area, including deep periodontal cleanings for those diagnosed with gum disease.

Why Do You Need To Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your local dentist twice a year to have any built-up plaque and tartar removed from your teeth and from along or below the gum line. Brushing and flossing at home plays a vital role in your oral health, but there are areas where you may not be cleaning effectively. These can be areas that are harder to reach or teeth with deeper ridges that your toothbrush cannot reach. A teeth cleaning, professionally called oral prophylaxis, allows a trained dentist or dental hygienist to get to these areas and clean any buildup.

When you visit our office for a cleaning, our dentists will also perform a thorough oral exam to detect early signs of disease. If any issues are spotted during your appointment, we will be able to discuss treatment options with you to make sure the problem does not progress and require more significant (and possibly expensive) treatment. Treating oral health issues early may help you avoid permanent damage to your smile.

The Consequences Of Neglect

When you neglect your oral health and do not see a dentist regularly for a cleaning and exam, your long-term oral health will be affected. Issues that can develop include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Loss of natural teeth, gum tissue, and bone
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Increased risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack
  • Late diagnosis of existing oral health issues, including oral cancer

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you reside in Santa Teresa, a dental cleaning at our practice can prevent oral health issues. Whether it is time for your regularly scheduled appointment or if it has been a long time since you’ve last seen a dentist, please don’t wait. Dr. Natalie Provenzano offers her patients dental cleanings, oral exams, and deep cleaning services. To schedule an appointment with Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc., please call our office today at (408) 226-2542.