Starting today, we’re finally open again to see patients for general, preventive, and even elective treatments, like cosmetic teeth whitening and more! However, to find out what your smile may need, we start with a simple dental exam. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist explains why people of all ages benefit from a routine checkup and cleaning visit.
The Importance of a Routine Exam
The American Dental Association recommends a visit every six months for a checkup and cleaning, for people of all ages from toddlers to seniors. We agree! When you and your family attend these visits, we have an opportunity to carefully examine your smile and assess the current state of your oral health. Using advanced technology, we’re going to look at your teeth, gums, tooth roots, and oral structures for warning signs of common oral health issues, such as tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also watch little smiles for signs of developing misalignment and issues with baby teeth falling out on schedule. For adults, we will screen for oral cancer as well. The sooner these issues are identified, the sooner we can administer treatment!
Cleaning Away Your Plaque
Each visit also includes a dental cleaning. With the cleaning, we completely remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth using an ultrasonic scaler and a manual tool. Brushing and flossing alone cannot remove plaque and tartar. The procedure itself helps limits the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The process also improves breath freshness and removes teeth stains. We complete the procedure with a thorough polishing, improving your overall oral health.
What if we discover signs of trouble? If we find a tooth is developing a cavity, then we can offer treatment with a filling to help kids and adults alike. For more serious decay or an infection, a lifelike crown restores the smile to optimal health and function. We also have treatments to improve gum health and address other oral health issues. We often take step to ensure restorations and other treatments look natural and blend with your smile. If you have any questions about our approach to preventive dentistry, or if you have other oral health concerns and cosmetic issues you would like addressed, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Preventive Dentistry?
We want to ensure people in our community enjoy their healthiest smiles possible, and to do this we recommend routine general and preventive maintenance with checkups and cleanings. To learn more about the importance of preventive care, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.