Why Should I Come in for Cleanings? The Top 5 Reasons:

Wondering why you need to come to see a dentist like Dr. Girgis at Brite Clean Smiles every six months for a cleaning? Read on to learn why regular preventive dentistry is so important. 

1. Keep Your Smile Looking Bright

During your teeth cleaning, we’ll buff and polish your teeth with a special, high-powered brush to remove stubborn stains and plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Your smile will look bright and beautiful once you leave our office in Costa Mesa.

2. Prevent Cavities

Proper at-home oral care is critical for preventing cavities. However, regular cleanings are also very helpful for preventing tooth decay. When you come in for your cleaning every 6 months, Dr. Girgis can identify areas of your mouth where your teeth may be weak and spot small cavities early. If any issues are found, we can intervene with treatments like fluoride and dental sealants to fight back against cavities, or provide you with a filling to halt the progression of a cavity and prevent further complications.

3. Fight Back Against Gum Disease

During your teeth cleaning, we’ll examine you for signs of gum disease. We’ll also remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which helps prevent gum disease from forming. If we notice any signs that you may have gingivitis or gum disease, Dr. Girgis can provide you with gum therapy such as a “deep cleaning” to eliminate the bacteria that are causing your condition, and restore your smile. 

4. Get Screened for Oral Cancer 

During all of our routine cleanings and oral exams, Dr. Girgis will use special tools like intraoral cameras to check for signs of oral cancer. By looking for indicators like lesions, discolored areas, and irregular patches in your mouth, we can identify any potential areas of concern, and recommend the appropriate testing. While oral cancer is rare, it often goes undetected without regular screenings until it spreads throughout the rest of the body. Regular screenings give you peace of mind, particularly if you have an elevated risk of oral cancer due to factors like excessive sun exposure, HPV, or tobacco use.

5. Save Time & Money 

Regular teeth cleanings and oral exams are usually covered by dental insurance. Even if you do not have dental insurance, seeing us for a consultation every six months is still very affordable. 

By seeing us regularly every six months, you can prevent oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which require multiple appointments and costly treatments to resolve. In the long run, coming in for preventive care will save you a lot of time and money. 

Don’t Wait – See Us for a Routine Cleaning Today! 

If you’re new to East Bluff, Newport Beach, or Costa Mesa and haven’t yet found a dentist, or if you’re just overdue for your next cleaning, Brite Clean Smiles is here to help. To get started and schedule an appointment with Dr. Girgis, just give us a call at (949) 777-1005. You can also come into our office at 488 E 17th Street, Suite A-101, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 to schedule a consultation in person.