Riverside
10001 Indiana Ave
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 689-0701

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Dentist Office Hours
Mon:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri:
8:00am - 5:00pm
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Mon:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat:
CLOSED
Sun:
CLOSED

SmileCare Riverside
Teeth Cleaning in Riverside, California

Teeth Cleanings

It’s the reason most people go to the dentist: to get their teeth cleaned. Regular dental visits are very important because they keep your teeth and gums healthy. Only a dental professional can remove plaque build-up from those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing and flossing can’t get.

  Professional teeth cleaning. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and multiplies deep below the gum line. Every time you eat or drink something, some of the particles get stuck on and around your teeth. If you don’t remove them, the bacteria in your mouth will break down the particles into acids, and those acids will eat away at the enamel. The holes it causes in the enamel are called cavities.

Plaque not only causes cavities, it also causes periodontal (gum) disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Call SmileCare Riverside today at (951) 689-0701 to schedule a teeth cleaning in Riverside.

Teeth Cleanings and Gum Therapy

Many people who come in to our dental office in Riverside think of a teeth cleaning as just the polishing of the tooth enamel above the gum line. But problem-causing plaque often exists below the gum line, too. If the bacteria is not removed, it can destroy the bone supporting your teeth, causing the teeth to loosen and fall out.

The type and frequency of the type of teeth cleaning and dental care you need depends on your dentist’s diagnosis.

Prophy: Patients who just need to have their teeth cleaned above the gum line to remove plaque, calculus and surface stains receive a prophylaxis teeth cleaning – the kind that most insurance companies cover. This type of treatment does not address periodontal (gum) conditions.

Gingivitis Therapy: Patients diagnosed with gingivitis, a reversible form of gum disease, may need additional services to remove plaque build-up on the teeth and just below the gum line.

Scaling & Root Planing (SRP): Patients diagnosed with active periodontal (gum) disease require treatment above and below the gum line to treat the infection. These patients typically receive SRP, a non-surgical treatment that removes bacteria and smooths out exposed root surfaces. Our dentist or hygienist at SmileCare Riverside may also apply an antibiotic to treat the infection-causing bacteria.

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal disease is a systemic disease like diabetes that requires careful monitoring. Our dentist in Riverside may prescribe a periodontal maintenance routine to provide dental cleanings above and below the gum line to help manage the disease and keep it from becoming worse.

Regular teeth cleanings at our dentist office in Riverside combined with good oral hygiene habits at home can prevent dental decay, bad breath, gum disease, and help your overall health. Researchers have found regular teeth cleanings can lower your risk for some diseases like heart disease and stroke. Call SmileCare Riverside today at (951) 689-0701 to schedule a teeth cleaning and restore your oral health.

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