Enjoy teeth cleaning and dental checkups with regular visits to the dentist

At the practice of Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc, new and current patients have access to a wide range of routine dental checkups and treatments. A healthy smile requires patients to not only brush and floss their teeth as directed but visit the dentist regularly for teeth cleanings and dental checkups. Our facility is equipped to handle routine visits with our patients and more extensive treatments such as periodontal cleanings for patients diagnosed with gum disease.

Why are teeth cleanings and dental checkups necessary?

Teeth cleaning, also known as oral prophylaxis, is a method of plaque and tartar removal performed every three to six months as suggested by the American Dental Association. When patients schedule these regular checkups, they can have their teeth thoroughly cleaned and assessed by a dental professional. That is critical for many reasons. First and foremost, these visits ensure a healthy smile free from gum disease and cavities. If problems are spotted during these appointments, treatment options can be discussed to ensure that the problem does not become a more significant issue for the patient. With early detection and intervention, many conditions can be treated successfully without permanent damage to the smile.

What happens if patients do not have routine visits with their dentist?

When patients fail to keep their oral hygiene habits in check, it can lead to:

  • Nutritional issues due to the inability to eat and properly digest foods
  • Bad breath, or halitosis, from rotting food in the mouth or advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection of the gum tissues, causing periodontal disease
  • Loss of bone, gum tissue, or natural teeth from decay, disease, or infection
  • Reduced cardiovascular health issues
  • Increased risks of strokes and diabetes
  • Late diagnosis of concerns such as disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer

Schedule your teeth cleaning and dental checkup today!

San Jose, CA area patients who need routine dental work and seek a quality dentist, are invited to call Dr. Provenzano, and Dr. Simel at (408) 226-2542. Our practice is conveniently located at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Ste. #100, and accepts new patients in and around the community.

Frequently asked questions

Why are teeth cleanings necessary?

Regular teeth cleanings are essential to remove plaque and tartar that may have built up over time and check teeth and gums for any problems. These cleanings help to keep your smile healthy and free of decay and gum disease.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that most people have regular dental cleanings every three to six months. Your dentist will tell you how often you need teeth cleanings based on your health and risk factors.

What happens during teeth cleaning?

When you come in to clean your teeth, your dental hygienist will first examine your teeth and gums to identify any signs of gum disease, decay, or other problems. The hygienist will then use special tools to remove plaque and tartar that has hardened on your teeth without damaging your teeth. Your teeth will then be brushed with a high-power electric toothbrush and a special gritty toothpaste that will remove any leftover particles. After this, your hygienist will also expertly floss between your teeth and have you rinse your mouth.

Why isn’t brushing and flossing daily at home enough?

While brushing and flossing your teeth at home every day is also essential to maintaining a healthy smile, it is easy to miss some spots where plaque may accumulate. Once plaque or tartar has built up and hardened on your teeth, removing them safely at home is impossible. Only the dentist’s special tools can clean off any hardened plaque to prevent decay.

How can teeth cleanings improve my health?

Regular dental cleanings can reduce your risk of developing gum disease or dental decay. Dental decay and gum disease can lead to tooth loss and widespread inflammation that can have other adverse health effects. Preventing gum disease and keeping your teeth clean may reduce your risk of tooth loss, bad breath, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and more.

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Simel

Dr. Or Simel

Dr. Natalie Provenzano is a renowned dentist in San Jose, California. With associate, Oral Surgeon Dr. Or Simel, they provide exceptional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients of all ages.

Dr. Provenzano has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in the class’ top 10. She served on the school’s ethics committee and was a member of the Oral Sedation Team and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating, Dr. Provenzano was the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentist’s “Female Dentist of the Year” Award.

Also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Provenzano was an active member of Ignatians Service Organization and Delta Gamma Fraternity, with the distinction of being chosen for Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Nu Honor Societies.