Teeth Cleaning

Artistic Smiles

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Agoura Hills, CA

Teeth cleaning is a simple, painless procedure that can prevent long-term dental issues while helping you maintain your health now. You can count on Artistic Smiles in Agoura Hills, California, for all-encompassing dental care, from regular cleanings to periodontal treatment and emergency dental care. Experienced dentist John Abajian, DDS, is here to help, so book an appointment online or by phone.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What happens during teeth cleaning appointments?

Teeth cleaning usually occurs after your oral exam with Dr. Abajian. Prior to the cleaning, you have a chance to discuss any changes since the last cleaning, such as bleeding when you brush or increased tooth sensitivity. This helps Dr. Abajian to identify potential issues and allows you to get more customized teeth cleaning. 

During prophylaxis, the dental cleaning process, your Artistic Smiles provider uses an ultrasonic tool that vibrates quickly to dispel tartar deposits. 

If you have any resistant tartar deposits, your provider may use a hand scaler, a dental instrument that can reach into small crevices without damaging your teeth or gums. 

Next, your provider uses an electronic instrument that spreads a gritty toothpaste on all of your teeth. This removes surface stains and lingering debris to get your teeth completely clean and smooth-feeling. 

What is laser-assisted periodontal therapy?

If you have periodontal disease, you may need a more advanced type of cleaning using a state-of-the-art laser. The unique laser wavelength precisely seeks out areas of inflammation and infection without harming your teeth or soft tissues. 

It sterilizes as it works to remove bacteria and infected tissue, and then helps you form a healing clot that prevents new infections.

Because there’s no drill and no injections, laser-assisted periodontal therapy causes little-to-no pain and generally has a fast recovery time. 

In the past, this type of in-depth teeth cleaning required anesthesia and traditional dental instruments, along with a lengthier recovery period. Laser technology makes periodontal therapy easier than it’s ever been before. 

How often should I have teeth cleanings?

Excellent dental health starts with exams and teeth cleanings at Artistic Smiles every six months. Although you can maintain your dental health by brushing and flossing daily at home, only specialized dental instruments can fully clean all tooth surfaces and prevent tartar buildup. 

If you have a history of dental problems or suffer from advanced periodontal disease, Dr. Abajian may recommend having dental cleanings more often. 

For teeth cleanings that emphasize your comfort, reach out to the Artistic Smiles team by phone or use the online appointment scheduler.