Poor oral hygiene doesn’t just impact your smile; dental issues can lead to health problems throughout your body. At Chao Dental Studio in Santa Clara, California, Dr. Patricia Chao offers comprehensive teeth cleanings and preventive care to find dental problems early when they’re easier to treat. She continues Dr. Luann Plummer’s 30-year tradition of caring, compassionate dental care to build and maintain bright, beautiful smiles for every member of the family. To schedule your routine dental cleaning, call or click today.
Even with regular brushing and flossing, professional teeth cleanings are extremely important for healthy teeth and gums.
Here’s what you can expect from your next visit:
At least once a year, you may also get X-rays to detect cavities, gum disease, and problems with tooth development or placement.
Dr. Chao and her team are quick and gentle, ensuring you’re always comfortable during your cleaning. Regular cleanings are the best way to find and prevent serious dental problems in the future.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 18% of children and 30% of middle-aged adults have untreated tooth decay. Tooth decay and cavities don’t just tarnish your beautiful smile; they also have a more wide-reaching impact on your health.
Your mouth is filled with (mostly harmless) bacteria. Regular brushing and flossing are usually enough to keep bad bacteria under control. But sometimes bacteria levels increase, causing oral infections, cavities, and gum disease.
As this bacteria travels throughout your body, it may contribute to:
Conversely, certain health conditions increase your risk of dental problems, including Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. For this reason, it’s important to discuss any significant changes to your overall health with Dr. Chao during your cleaning.
Dr. Chao recommends most patients with a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene to have their teeth cleaned twice a year. Some patients with more complex dental needs may require more frequent cleanings. She discusses your treatment plan at every dental appointment.
You can schedule your next cleaning with the online booking system or by calling Chao Dental Studio today.