Dental Exam & Cleaning in Wilmington

Dental Exam & Cleaning - Benjamin Le DMD, Wilmington Dentist

Our most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. At our dental practice you can expect a cleaning that is thorough and professional.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Our dentist performs a 3-step procedure when conduct a dental cleaning:

A. Calculus control

We use specific tools that are designed to remove any calculus or tartar that have built up on your teeth. Tartar resides above and just below your gum line. They must be removed in order to improve your oral hygiene, enhance teeth appearance, and most importantly, prevent gum disease.

B. Hand instruments

Special hand instruments are used to thoroughly remove all plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces. Again, absent of plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar deposits mean fresh breaths, beautiful smiles, and disease free achieving optimal oral health.

C. Polishing

Lastly, we use a polishing paste to further remove plaque and minor surface stains for a complete & thorough cleaning. The polishing substance is flavorful and it leaves your mouth fresh and revitalized.

It is very challenging to achieve excellent oral health without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar or go deep below the gum line, though plaque prevention is still possible.

What does the ADA recommend?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurances will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, our staff can verify for you or you can contact your dental insurance provider directly and they will clear up any confusion you may have.

Give Us A Call

If you want to learn more about our 3-step dental cleaning procedure or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 310-835-0251 and one of our front desk personnel will be happy to assist you.