Obtaining a gorgeous and vibrant smile is a goal many people share, and cosmetic dental treatment such as teeth whitening can bring them one step closer to achieving that goal. While our primary goal is to help you obtain the smile you deserve, we also want to emphasize that this cannot be achieved without prioritizing your oral health first. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist takes a look at the importance of practicing preventive care, as well as what you can expect from your regular checkup and cleaning.
A Need for Professional Care
From a young age, your parents or guardians likely taught you to brush your teeth. While at the time it may have felt like just another rule you had to follow that forced you into doing something you did not want to, in reality, it helped foster good habits for protecting your smile. Indeed, at-home prevention lays a great foundation for a healthier grin overall. What you may not readily recognize, however, is that prevention consists of much more than just brushing your teeth.
In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice daily, it is recommended to floss between teeth after meals so as to rid the hard-to-clean areas of buildup. As food particles remain lodged between teeth, they attract oral bacteria and become a breeding ground for infection. Because of this, it is also recommended to swish and spit using an antiseptic mouthwash.
Although you may feel your preventive routine is complete as is, it is important to recognize the integral role your regular checkup and cleaning play in total smile health. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
What to Expect from Your Visit
When you attend your checkup, our team will take care to provide a thorough examination of your oral structures. This process includes checking the teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, and throat for anything out of the ordinary. For example, we would look for signs of infection, inflammation, trauma, damage, and more.
After your checkup, our team will take care to provide a detailed cleaning treatment. This is primarily to clear deposits of plaque or tartar that may have developed in the hard-to-access areas of your smile. For more information about this process and scheduling your visit, contact our team.
Other Important Benefits
In addition to the items listed above, our team can provide additional preventive care such as an oral cancer screening. Anyone can develop oral cancer, and it is best to treat the situation sooner rather than wait for care.
Learn More Today
Contact Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA by calling 818-763-9353 to schedule your next appointment with our office and learn more about ways you can prioritize your smile’s health.