Dental Cleaning Overview

Cleaning and Prevention Overview

Dental Cleaning Oxnard, CA

We all care deeply about our health. But how much work do you put into staying healthy? Do you practice routines and habits that are scientifically proven to help you stay healthy? Is your lifestyle going to help you with your health goals?

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Is Dental Preventative Care Necessary?

Prevention is a huge part of what we do here at See Me Smile Dental. When you visit us, Dr. Omid will provide you with a custom treatment plan that will include the following preventative treatment:

Why Do I Need Oral Health Prevention?

Preventative measures, like dental cleanings and exams, can benefit your health in multiple ways. Preventative health care is designed to stop problems before they begin, giving you a healthier life with less future healthcare costs.

Can I Prevent Losing My Teeth?

Losing your teeth does not have to be a definitive part of aging. With the correct dental prevention and procedures, your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard dentist can help you keep most - if not all - of your teeth for a lifetime.

Can I Prevent Cavities and Dental Decay?

Cavities and dental decay do not need to be a regular part of your dental health. Regular dental cleanings and preventative oral healthcare can help you decrease or even eliminate cavities and dental decay to keep your smile healthy and looking great.

Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can lead to infection, bad breath, tooth and bone loss, and more. Daily home prevention and regular dental cleanings can keep gum disease at bay. If you have the beginning stage of gum disease, your dentist can identify it early at your next dental appointment and give you the proper techniques to reverse and eliminate it from home.

Why Do I Need to Identify Problems Early?

The key to preventative healthcare is following routines that keep problems at bay. However, if there is an issue it is important to identify it as early as possible. Regular dental checkups, typically every 6 months, will help your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team identify any oral health issues you may have and begin treatment immediately.

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What Does Preventative Treatment Look Like?

At See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard, our dental team works with you to create an oral health plan tailored to your needs. Preventative care is a big part of what we do, and we are happy to provide you with all the services you may need.

Regular Dental Checkup

A regular dental checkup includes an exam that allows your dentist to examine your teeth and mouth to identify and treat oral health issues. Some of the other issues your dentist will check for during the oral exam include:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Gum Disease
  • Oral Cancers
  • Jaw and bone disorders
  • Tooth alignment
  • Soft tissue conditions or diseases

Oral X-Rays

Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team may also recommend digital x-rays to identify any issues that cannot be seen on the surface of your teeth. Digital x-rays allow your dental team to examine between and inside teeth as well as the bones of your mouth and jaw. The digital x-ray process is simple and safe.

Dental Cleaning

At each regular dental checkup, you should also have your teeth cleaned. Regular dental cleanings help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have your teeth cleaned at least two times each year.

Even if you take good care of your teeth at home the plaque that accumulates on your teeth can eventually turn into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by you at home. During your dental cleaning a dental hygienist will use special tools, including an ultrasonic scaler, to clean the tartar from your teeth.

A dental cleaning is also a good time to make sure your gums are well taken care of too. Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team can help keep your gums healthy and free of gum disease by performing deep cleanings, scaling, and root planing if necessary. During these procedures your teeth will be cleaned below the gumline to make sure all tartar is eliminated. If you already have gum disease our dental team may also provide any necessary tools or antibiotics to treat it and prevent it from becoming more severe.

Flouride Treatments

Often the last step of a dental checkup is a fluoride treatment. Fluoride strengthens the hard enamel of your teeth and makes them less susceptible to decay.

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Can I Do Preventative Care at Home?

Home care may be the most important factor in keeping your mouth clean and healthy between dental visits. Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team can provide you with the most effective tools and techniques for keeping your smile healthy. Important steps of home oral healthcare include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Using mouthwash
  • Avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking

Your dental team is ready to advise you on the best steps you can take for your personalized oral health plan.

Are You Ready to Take Steps to Prevent Oral Health Issues?

Act today to prevent problems tomorrow. It isn’t too late to begin preventative care. We want to see you at See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard for your regular dental appointments every six months to help you prevent issues before they begin.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Oxnard, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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