Exams & Cleanings
Dental Checkup & Cleaning Appointments
Regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings are the most important dental appointments you can attend. Even when your smile is in optimal health, your regular preventive visits helps ensure that it stays so. During each visit, your skilled hygienist will carefully and thoroughly remove traces of plaque and its calcified form, tartar, both of which harbor hundreds of kinds of oral bacteria. Professional cleaning at least twice a year ensures these bacteria don’t grow strong enough to infect your teeth and gums. Also during your visit, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and oral tissues for any warning signs of issues that have already developed. Catching and treating dental issues early is the best way to prevent them from growing into a more serious threat to your oral health.
Digital Diagnostic Screenings
Checkup and cleaning appointments are your greatest defense against most common issues, but your visits involve more than just defending against tooth decay and gum disease. For instance, each visit also consists of a comprehensive oral cancer screening to check for soft tissue abnormalities, such as ulcers, lesions, sores, and other warning signs. Some exams and screenings may also include the use of advanced digital imaging, including X-rays and 3D digital models, for highly accurate diagnostic results. The results of your diagnostic exam will help guide the designing of your treatment plan, if necessary.
Keep a Consistent Schedule of Exams & Cleanings
Prevention is the best dental treatment, but for it to work, you have to consistently attend your checkup and cleaning appointments. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.