Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Therese Murphy, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Temecula Ridge Dentistry

Therese Murphy, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Temecula, CA

A single professional teeth cleaning can make your teeth feel smooth and polished. Regular professional teeth cleanings over time can improve both your oral health and your general physical health. At Temecula Ridge Dentistry in Temecula, California, dentist Therese Murphy, DDS, and her team offer comprehensive cleanings and thorough examinations. To book your next six-month teeth cleaning, call Temecula Ridge Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What are teeth cleanings?

Teeth cleanings are a part of standard, preventive dental care. Along with a diligent oral hygiene routine at home, you should come to Temecula Ridge Dentistry for professional teeth cleanings about twice a year. If your oral health is compromised, Dr. Murphy might request more frequent cleanings.

Teeth cleanings and other preventive care can help you avoid time-consuming and expensive dental work in the future. Dr. Murphy and her team make your cleaning as comfortable and efficient as possible with attentive care and office amenities like warm blankets, soothing aromatherapy, and refreshments in the waiting room. 

What should I expect at my teeth cleaning appointments?

Your teeth cleaning appointment takes about an hour. Your appointment starts with an examination. Dr. Murphy charts existing restorations and looks for possible signs of disease or complications. 

At some of your cleaning appointments, Dr. Murphy might take X-rays for a view of the inner parts of your teeth and jaw. She also screens you for oral cancer. If she finds any sign of disease or decay during the exam, she discusses available solutions and helps you plan your treatment. 

After the exam, the team gently cleans your teeth. Using a small mirror to view hard-to-see portions of your teeth, they use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces. Once your teeth are clear of plaque and tartar, the team uses a grainy toothpaste and an electric brush to polish them. They floss all of the gaps between your teeth and provide you with a final rinse.

Once the cleaning is over, you leave the office with a clean and fresh mouth. Dr. Murphy and her team help you book any necessary upcoming treatments based on the findings of your exam. 

How do teeth cleanings improve my oral health?

Teeth cleanings help reduce your chances of many common oral health conditions. Research shows that great dental maintenance and care also improves your overall health as the bacteria that causes gum disease can make its way into your bloodstream and affect other organs and bodily systems. 

With regular teeth cleanings, you can minimize your chances of contracting:

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Dry mouth
  • Diabetes

Teeth cleanings can also reduce your likelihood of cardiovascular complications like heart attack and stroke. Teeth cleanings help reduce inflammation in your mouth for better blood vessel functioning.

To book your next detailed teeth cleaning and examination, call Temecula Ridge Dentistry or use the online scheduling tool today.