Why Are Professional Dental Appointments Necessary? Our Toluca Lake Dentist Explains

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 26, 2021

Semi-annual dental appointments allow our team to provide the preventative and restorative care that you need to enjoy a healthy and attractive smile. Our Toluca Lake dentists have put together this short overview of what happens during these appointments. For example… 

Clearing Away Tartar

As plaque is allowed to sit on teeth for multiple days and nights, it slowly hardens into a substance called tartar. The important thing to remember is that this tartar contains bacteria, and, because it is calcified, it’s very difficult for you to remove on your own at home. Regularly scheduled professional cleanings ensure that tartar doesn’t take over your smile.

Getting A Clean Slate 

No matter how diligently you clean your mouth, you won’t be able to clean those hard-to-reach spots as effectively as our team can. Our goal is to give you a clean slate at your semi-annual appointment. Then we hand it off to you, and you do your best to maintain a clean mouth until we see you again. Rinse and repeat!

Screening for Oral Cancers

Oral cancers can be absolutely devastating in a number of ways. That is why we make a commitment to check your mouth for cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues every time we see you. Troublesome symptoms like redness, irregular tissue, discoloration, and sores could be temporary nuisances, or signs of more serious problems.   

Assess Treatment Objectives

Your relationship with your dental team should be a lasting and productive relationship. When you have treatment goals or aesthetic objectives that are multi-phased, semi-annual appointments offer us opportunities to make sure that everything is on-track. At the same time, these meetings allow us to get to know your smile, so that we can more readily identify problems as they arise.

Even if it has been a long time since you’ve seen your dental team, our Toluca Lake dentists will help you get back on track. Call our office to schedule a consultation!