Dental Services

Preventative Dental Cleaning in Salinas, CA

A preventative dental cleaning from Salinas Valley Dental Care is a professional cleaning you receive from Dr. Chao, Dr. Bui or your dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take about a half hour.

Preventative cleanings should be performed every 6 months to prevent excessive plaque buildup, to prevent unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental preventative cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.

Scaling and root planing are the processes of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces with a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental preventative cleanings at Salinas Valley Dental Care to be performed more efficiently and in less time. Both electric and manual scaling methods can be combined to achieve the best results. Polishing completes the cleaning, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up.

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