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Why Choose Image Dental for Teeth Cleanings in Stockton, CA?
With so many dental offices to choose from, what makes Image Dental, your dentist of choice for teeth cleanings? We pride ourselves on being patient-focused and delivering the best care possible. Our friendly staff and Dr. Nozaki work hard to make sure our patients are comfortable. One of the ways we make sure our patients have the best experience is by using the latest technology at our disposal.
Not every dental office offers the same level of cutting-edge tech that we do, and this makes us stand out above the rest. Before an exam and cleanings, we use digital x-rays to get a clearer picture of our patient’s oral health, beyond what we can see. These are painless and have less radiation, as little as 10%, compared to traditional x-rays.
We also use DIAGNOdent in our office, which allows us to assess weakness in the teeth with ultrasound technology, versus the traditional pick method that many find uncomfortable. During a cleaning, instead of using the conventional mirrors, we use intraoral cameras, which allows us to gain a better view of each tooth and identify areas that have plaque and tartar buildup.
We are located at 3453 Brookside Rd Suite A, Stockton, CA 95219
Why Teeth Cleanings Are Essential To Your Oral Health
If you have had your teeth cleaned, then you know how good it feels after you leave the dentist’s office. The feeling of having super clean teeth that you can’t help but touch with your tongue, hoping that they stay that way forever.
But sadly, this isn’t the case. Because we eat and drink, food particles and bacteria will find its way in between teeth and under the gum line. While proper brushing habits at home will remove plague, often there are areas that are missed.
Once plaque has time to harden it will turn into tartar. Once tartar is present, there is no way of removing it, other than by visiting your dentist.
Benefits with Routine Teeth Cleanings
By completely removing plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, there is less opportunity for decay, as well as gum disease. Healthy teeth and gums are less prone to develop cavities or the possibility of needing to be extracted due to excessive decay. By visiting Image Dental for your routine cleanings, there are many great benefits to be gained.
The American Dental Association recommends that all individuals should have regular teeth cleanings every six months. While many adults find themselves busy, and can’t make it in to see the dentist, it is essential to maintain good oral health. It is the same as you would visit your medical doctor for a routine checkup. It is important to note that removing tartar is nearly impossible, if not impossible, to do at home. Regular brushing and flossing will not lift tartar from the teeth. During a routine cleaning, your dentist, Dr. Nozaki, will thoroughly go over each tooth surface, and under the gum line to eliminate any buildup.
The good news about cleanings is that they are covered 100% by most dental insurance plans. If your insurance plan doesn’t or if you don’t carry insurance, cleanings are an affordable dental procedure, you should consider.
Get That Fresh, Clean All over Feeling with Routine Teeth Cleanings
Having clean, healthy teeth is a fantastic feeling. Imagine feeling more confident when you smile or knowing that you are doing the best thing you can to keep your mouth in its best condition possible.
With proper care after your teeth cleaning, you can stop plaque and tartar in its tracks. It is recommended that you brush and floss at least twice a day, in the morning and night. You should also get in the habit of regularly flossing. Flossing will reach areas, that brushing will not, below the gum line and in between the teeth.
Are dental cleanings really necessary?
Tartar can’t be removed on your own. Tartar is a very hard buildup that requires the use of professional tools. Tartar can also be found under the gum line, which is even harder to access. With regular cleanings, we eliminate all the tartar to allow your teeth and gums a better chance at being healthy.
How long does dental cleaning take?
Dental cleanings don’t take very long at all. Typical cleaning can last around 30 minutes. For those that require deep cleanings, these are separate appointments and will take longer to complete. But regular cleanings you can expect the appointment from start to finish to last no longer than an hour. One of our staff members, or Dr. Nozaki can answer any questions you may have about cleanings.
We know visiting the dentist can be frightening. Those that have dental anxiety rest assured we would do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible. We believe in pain-free dentistry. We believe that our patients are more relaxed if there is minimal discomfort. Cleanings have little to no pain but offer the best benefits for your oral health. We guarantee that after a cleaning, you will be more excited about caring for your teeth and promoting your oral health.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning With Image Dental in Stockton!
We Would Love to Hear from You
If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist for teeth cleaning, there is no better time than right now to schedule your appointment with Image Dental!
Not only can you prevent damaging effects of tartar, but promote excellent oral health with this foundational service that keeps your smile at it’s best. If you’ve been looking for a new dentist in Stockton, we’d love to welcome you to our dental family.