Cleanings & Prevention
Professional cleanings are more than a simple spritz and polish. Regular dental care is just as important as daily brushing and flossing to keep your teeth healthy and free of decay.
At Smileneeds Dental, we know that effective early care is the key to having healthy teeth you can enjoy for a lifetime. Dr. Mariano Castro and his team bring smiles to patients and families throughout Upland and the surrounding communities. For friendly, efficient dental care, call our office and make an appointment today!
The Benefits of Professional Cleaning
Despite our best efforts with daily brushing and flossing, plaque can still manage to hide between teeth and along the gum line. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which leads to gum disease and cavities if left untreated.
Professional cleanings go beyond brushing to remove plaque, tartar and food remnants from hard-to-reach places. The cleaning reaches into pockets located beneath the gums, protecting your teeth from root to crown. Cleaning also removes surface stains from the enamel for a brighter, healthier appearance. Once cleaning is complete, we finish with a gentle polish to leave your teeth refreshed and glistening.
Exams and Prevention at Smileneeds Dental
At Smileneeds Dental, we go beyond the traditional dental exam. During your first visit, we perform a comprehensive exam, which begins with checking your vital signs.
We use state-of-the-art dental technology to get a full picture of your dental health. Our digital imaging creates clear, efficient x-rays, which tell us whether there are any bone defects or wisdom tooth problems. We also use a cavity detecting camera. This device photographs the teeth and highlights cavities in red, allowing us to deal with tooth decay quickly and preserve your teeth.
Our standard care also includes VELscope oral cancer cleaning. This camera looks beyond the surface level to detect oral cancer that might be invisible to the naked eye. Early detection is critical to fast action and effective treatment.
At-Home Dental Care
For optimal dental health, professional cleanings must be paired with good dental hygiene habits at home. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day removes plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums. Follow up with a fluoride mouthwash to effectively clean and freshen breath.
Comprehensive Care for Long-Lasting Teeth
Smileneeds Dental knows that effective dental care is built from a positive environment and patient education. Our staff treats every patient with warmth and compassion, taking care to see that they feel comfortable. We offer a broad spectrum of dental services in our practice so that patients can be comfortably treated in a familiar and relaxing environment. Dr. Castro talks patients through every procedure, making sure to answer questions and address concerns.
At Smileneeds Dental, our motto is “Do it with love, or don’t do it at all.” We want each patient to feel at home, and we happily welcome new patients into our dental family. Schedule a visit with our Upland office today!