Dental Cleanings & Exams

Dental cleanings and exams are fundamental components of maintaining optimal oral health. Our dentist and team prioritize this routine preventive care to ensure your smile remains healthy and free from dental issues. During your dental cleaning and exam, our dedicated dental team will perform several essential tasks to keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition.

One of the primary objectives of a dental cleaning is the removal of plaque and tartar, also known as dental calculus. These accumulations of bacteria and debris can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left unchecked. Our skilled dental hygienists will skillfully remove these deposits, leaving your teeth clean and refreshed.

Following the cleaning, we will meticulously floss and polish your teeth, providing you with a bright and healthy smile. Flossing helps eliminate plaque and debris from between your teeth, while polishing enhances the appearance of your teeth.

The dental exam that accompanies your cleaning is equally important. Our experienced dentist will examine your smile for any signs of dental conditions or diseases, including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Early detection is key in addressing these issues, which is why regular dental exams are crucial.

To aid in our assessment, we may recommend dental X-rays to get a more comprehensive view of your oral health. These images enable us to identify any underlying problems that may not be visible during a visual examination.

For most patients, we recommend scheduling dental cleanings and exams every six months. However, if you have specific dental concerns or conditions, we may suggest more frequent visits to ensure your oral health remains at its best.

Remember that your oral health is a significant part of your overall health and wellbeing. Please reach out to us if you experience a dental emergency, pain or injury between your routine appointments. Your dental health is our priority, and we look forward to caring for your smile and helping you maintain optimal oral health for years to come. Contact us today at 415-391-2559 to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Jim Const and learn more about dental cleanings and exams in San Francisco, California.