Professional Teeth Cleaning

How Teeth Cleaning and Healthy Gums Can Improve Your Health

I just want a teeth cleaning!”
Sound familiar? For us, too! The question you need to ask is, ‘Which One?’ Did you know that the ADA and insurance companies recognize four different types of cleanings? The reality is that “just a cleaning” is actually a medical-legal treatment based on a specific diagnosis. The doctor needs to actually diagnose your oral condition, whether healthy or in need of some help, then provide treatment based on a diagnosis. Remember,  your diagnosis is based on your clinical presentation and history and your treatment is based on the diagnosis.

We recommend that you have your teeth cleaned at twice a year. This is the best investment anyone can make for your health. For about 30 minutes and about $120 (or free with special programs) you can maintain a great smile and prevent major dental work in the future.

Why Should I care about my Gums?

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

All have been linked to periodontal disease!

Bad Gums = Bad Health:
Gum disease doesn’t just hurt your teeth, but your whole body as well. In 1998, the American Academy of Periodontology announced that infections in the teeth and gums are not isolated to your mouth, but have a general effect on your overall health. Specifically, people with gum disease are at a greater risk for heart disease and strokes. Pregnant women with gum disease are also at risk of delivering premature, low-birth weight babies.

How can gum disease hurt my teeth?
Periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss! Most people believe that tooth loss is caused by decay. And even though cavities are serious, they can usually be taken care of quickly and easily before they cause too much damage to all your teeth. However, when gum disease is left untreated, in as little as three months, it begins to destroy the bone that holds teeth in place. Once bone loss occurs in the mouth, it won’t grow back.

Frequently, patients won’t notice the signs of gum disease. The most common symptom of gum disease is bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing. Other symptoms of gum disease are sensitivity to hot and cold, gum recession, chronic bad breath, spaces developing between the teeth, swollen or tender gums, a change in the color of your gums and other signs.

Get a Professional Teeth Cleaning and Gum Exam This Week!

The entire teeth cleaning and gum exam is easy, painless and could help prevent major health issues in the future.

Dentist Michael Murasko

Many people avoid teeth cleaning because they are uncertain of costs. Crossings Dental solves this legitimate concern by providing to you treatment costs up-front. After your exam and teeth cleaning, should you need treatment, we can better estimate your costs, with or without insurance. You will not be under any pressure and when you leave you will have in your hands a full understanding of any treatments needs and their costs. Even if you have no visible dental issues an annual dental checkup is the perfect time to have us take a little closer look.

Dr. Murasko has over 18 years experience with teeth cleaning, cosmetic dentistry and all types of dental implants.

Call for an appointment: 1-760-598-8881 or complete the form below to your right call you with the first available appointment time. Our North County Dental Office is easy to get to and has plenty of parking. Come by for a lunch time visit.