Exams and Cleanings

Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

When you brush and floss your teeth at home, it’s a form of dental cleaning. When you do so in front of a mirror, checking the appearance of your teeth and gums, it’s a form of dental examination. But even if you brush and check your teeth consistently every day, they still need regular general dental care to stay healthy. For instance, tartar – the calcified, insoluble form of plaque – can only be removed with professional cleaning. Also, our high-tech diagnostic equipment (like digital X-rays) help Dr. Bellisario and Dr. Pizzi spot trouble early and treat it before it becomes a bigger issue.

For most patients, routine exams and cleanings should be scheduled at least once every six months. However, if you exhibit a cavity, gingivitis, or an increased risk of other dental issues, than you may require more frequent visits. To schedule your next exam and cleaning appointment, call our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.