Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Orange, CA

Give Your Teeth a Tune Up

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Your teeth are an important tool: they allow you to get the nutrients you need to survive, to make a good first impression, and to communicate with the people around you. They better health they’re in the more they’ll be able to help you, which is why it’s important to occasionally see a dentist for a checkup and cleaning.

No matter who your are, it’s sometimes necessary to give your teeth a tune up. If you’re near Orange, CA and it’s been a while since you’ve had a regular cleaning, give us a call and the team here at Michelsen Dental would be happy to help.

Why Choose Michelsen Dental for Dental Checkups & Cleanings? 

  • Convenient Appointment Times That Fit your Schedule
  • Team Comprised of Three Experienced, Dedicated Dentists
  • Accepts Most Traditional Insurance Plans

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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While it’s sometimes not evident why you should see a dentist if there’s nothing wrong with you, the truth is that regular preventive care is some of the most cost-effective dentistry you can get. Some oral health problems genuinely do pop up out of nowhere, but this is exceedingly rare; more often, toothaches and infections are a consequence of long-standing problems that have just now come to a head.

Seeing us twice a year for checkups and cleanings allows us to catch these issues in their infancy, before they become painful and expensive to deal with. It also lets us clean up any bacterial buildup that could eventually contribute to these problems, using specialized tools to reach places in your mouth you can’t easily clean on your own.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup 

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The purpose of a checkup is to take a look at what’s happening with your smile, ensuring that there aren’t any oral health problems present. This begins with a simple visual examination of the teeth, gums, jaw, and any existing dental work. We’ll also look at the soft tissues in your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, like lumps or lesions. Once a year, we’ll also perform x-rays to check for any oral health problems that could be lurking under the surface.

If we find anything that seems off, we’ll talk to you about what treatment could entail, review your medical history in order to make that treatment easier, and answer any questions that you might have.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Dental cleanings are done in order to break up plaque and tartar deposits that could contribute to disease or decay. No matter how thorough you are with your dental hygiene, there are certain places in the mouth that aren’t really possible to clean fully on your own. We use specialized instruments to remove deposits from these areas.

We will then take the time to polish and floss your teeth. At the end of your appointment, you’ll leave with a squeaky-clean smile and an assurance that you’re on your way to excellent oral health!