What is a teeth cleaning?

Our dentists, Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara Afshar, recommend that you come in for a teeth cleaning in Roseville, California, every six months. During a cleaning, our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth using a metal tool. Then our hygienist will floss your teeth. A polishing compound is then used and fluoride applied. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth against tooth decay by making them stronger and more resistant to cavities.

What is a dental exam?

After our hygienist is finished cleaning your teeth, our dentists will perform a dental exam. They will check your teeth and gums for signs of decay and dental problems like gingivitis. Sometimes our dentists will take X-rays as part of the dental exam. This will give them a more extensive view of your smile and help them find hard-to-spot decay. If any decay, disease, or other dental issues are found, our dentists will discuss your treatment options with you. We will ensure that you understand your options for treatment and what is involved in each procedure.

We invite you to contact Star Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment. We are eager to take care of your smile!