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Cleaning and Prevention

Cleaning and Prevention Carson, CA

Properly cleaning your teeth by brushing twice a day is one of the most important things you can do to prevent gum disease and cavity formation. Flossing is another important component of any oral hygiene routine. Finally, you should have professional teeth cleanings in our Carson office regularly.

We get a lot of questions about both home cleaning and professional dental cleanings. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked and the answers to each.

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

The bristles are the most important part of your toothbrush. Make sure you only buy toothbrushes that have soft bristles. Medium and hard bristles can damage your teeth and gums. Look for a toothbrush head that has angled or mixed bristle heights rather than one with even bristles. Either a manual or a powered toothbrush is acceptable.

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time. Your toothbrush or brush head should be replaced every 3-4 months, at a minimum. Replace it sooner if it looks worn out or gets bent.

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How Often Should I Floss?

Flossing should be done daily to remove the food and plaque that build up between your teeth and at your gum line. This prevents the development of both cavities and gum disease. Flossing less often will still be helpful but will not result in optimal oral health. You can use either floss picks, string floss, or a water flosser.

Should I Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash can be a good addition to your oral hygiene routine for both adults and children over the age of 6. Using the right mouthwash can help prevent cavities and gum disease. The next time you’re at Care Dental Center for an appointment, ask your doctor which type of mouthwash is best for you.

Why Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

Cleaning your teeth at home daily is the foundation of good oral health, but it’s not sufficient to keep your teeth in their best condition. Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional is the best way to keep them healthy. It will also prevent the development or progression of gum disease.

Additionally, when you come into our Carson office for a cleaning, you’ll also get a full dental exam from one of our dentists. This exam will help spot developing dental problems early when they can be corrected with less trouble and expense.

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

Ideally, you should get two professional dental cleanings a year here in our Carson office. Once every six months is the ideal interval for most people. If you need to come more frequently due to a health issue or dental concern that puts you at high risk for developing dental problems, your doctor will discuss that with you and develop a custom schedule.

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How Much Do Regular Dental Cleanings Cost?

If you have dental insurance, your dental cleanings should be either free or low cost. Most dental insurance providers cover them at either 100% or 80% of cost, resulting in minimal out-of-pocket expenses for the majority of our patients.

Don’t have dental insurance? No problem! Teeth cleanings and other preventative care are relatively inexpensive to pay for out of pocket, especially when compared to the high cost of getting restorative dental work or treating gum disease. We’ll be happy to discuss payment arrangements before you come to Care Dental Center, and we also provide financing options to help you cover any dental work you need to get done.

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