In our Toluca Lake office we provide preventive treatments that help to keep dental patients of all ages well. One of the most important preventive measures that you can take is to stick to your dentist-recommended schedule of professional dental cleanings.
When you stick to your semi-annual dental cleaning schedule, you do many things simultaneously to boost your oral health. For example:
Your dental cleaning allows our dental team to rid your smile of accumulated plaque and tartar. Plaque is the sticky bacterial film that covers your teeth and gum tissues throughout the day and night. Although you do your best to brush and floss plaque away, it is impossible to get rid of all of it. And the plaque that remains actually hardens into a substance called tartar. You need our dental team to eliminate bacterial tartar, as this is too entrenched in your smile to remove at home.
Dental cleanings also provide important diagnostic opportunities for your dental team. It can be very difficult for dental patients to notice signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancers on their own. But, when you see our dental team every six months, we can spot dental problems in their earliest (and most treatable) stages.
When you come in for a semi-annual dental cleaning, our team can also provide any necessary preventive treatments that may be beneficial for you. Sealants, for example, will provide protection for your teeth against oral bacteria and acid.
If you have fallen behind in your semi-annual dental cleaning schedule, don’t give up! Our Toluca Lake dentists can get you back on track, so that you can reclaim a healthy and strong smile. If you want to learn more, please feel free to call our dental team, browse around our website, or use the Contact Us page on our site to submit your question!