Dental Exams and Cleanings | Concord CA
At Mt. Diablo Family Dentists, we provide regular dental cleanings and examinations to patients throughout the East Bay Area. We believe that preventive care is essential for maintaining good oral health. During an exam, we check for any signs of teeth decay or gum disease.
When Dr. Jain or one of our skilled dental hygienists clean your teeth, they remove the soft and hard deposits that cause problems. The main reason for having your teeth cleaned is to reduce plaque that can turn into tartar and to prevent or delay the progression of gum disease and tooth decay.
We recommend that most of her patients have dental exams that include cleanings once every four to six months, however every patient has individual needs. The frequency of professional teeth cleaning depends on the health of your teeth and gums. For example, if you smoke or are prone to gum disease, you should have your teeth examined and cleaned more often. Dr. Jain will offer a recommendation on the frequency of your visit after your exam. Frequent exams and cleanings help maintain healthy teeth and a bright smile.
How often a dental examination should include a full set of x-rays differs from patient to patient. Generally, full mouth x-rays are good for three to five years. After that, continuing care x-rays are taken once every one to two years.