Your smile is a reflection of your life. Our dentist in Los Angeles recommends that healthy patients schedule a preventive cleaning and exam every six months. These intermittent visits play an extremely important role when it comes to helping you keep your teeth healthy.
Prevent Severe Gum Disease
Minor gum infections like gingivitis start out due to plaque biofilm accumulation along the margin of the gums. Ideally, brushing and flossing helps to prevent infections from progressing into more severe gum disease. Unfortunately, areas of plaque can be left behind, which calcify into tartar and can only be removed with special dental tools. By scheduling a cleaning every six months, you’re taking steps to avoid periodontal disease (and eventual tooth loss.)
An Opportunity for Earlier Intervention
During your visit, our dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and existing dental work. These intermittent exams allow us to monitor changes in your bite and oral health. If an area is starting to develop something like a cavity, we can treat it sooner rather than allowing it to progress into a painful and more extensive condition. Not only does this save you money on unnecessary dental work, it also provides your teeth with a less-invasive option to repair them.
Modifying Oral Hygiene as Your Smile Changes
Believe it or not, our bites shift as we age, from tooth wear to changes in our bone. When routine brushing and flossing might have been fine 10 or 15 years ago, minor changes may mean you need more efficient methods to clean harder-to-reach areas. Our Los Angeles dentist and hygienists can show you how.
If it has been longer than six months since your last checkup and cleaning, call Crystal Dental Centers today to schedule your appointment 213.748.8448 or visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com for further information.